Scalable 3D video streaming over P2P networks with playback length changeable chunk segmentation
3D video distribution over P2P networks has been thought as a promising way for 3D video entering home. The convergence of scalable 3D video coding and P2P streaming can provide diverse 3D experiences for heterogeneous clients with high distribution efficiencies. However, the conventional chunk segmentation and scheduling algorithms originally aiming at the non-scalable 2D video streaming are not very efficient for scalable 3D video streaming over P2P networks due to the particular data characteristics of scalable 3D video. Based on this motivation, this paper first presents a playback length changeable 3D video chunk segmentation (PLC3DCS) algorithm to provide different error resilience strengths to video and depth as well as layers with different importance levels in the 3D video transmission. Then, a hybrid-priority based chunk scheduling (HPS) algorithm is proposed to be tied in with the proposed chunk segmentation algorithm to further promote the overall 3D video P2P streaming performance. The simulation results show that the proposed PLC3DCS algorithm with the corresponding HPS can increase the success delivery rates of chunks with more important levels, and further improve the user's quality of 3D experience. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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