On Data Wastage When User Becomes Idle in HTTP Adaptive Streaming

Thai Duong Tran, Chanh Minh Tran, Hoang Hai Tran, Eiji Kamioka, Tan Phan Xuan

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Abstract

HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) has become the fundamental technology of nowadays' online video streaming services to maintain the user's Quality of Experience. Such an ability of the HAS is powered by its Adaptive Bitrate Algorithm (ABR), which focuses on maximizing both the visual and audio quality of the video with regards to the user's network condition. However, not all users equally care about both visual and audio quality concurrently. Our subjective assessment on viewing behaviors shows that, for videos with audio-focused content, most of the participants let the video run in the background and move on to other works for a certain time. As a result, maintaining a high visual quality within this period, which current ABRs are doing, becomes unnecessary and thus causes wastage of data. To tackle this problem, this paper proposes a novel algorithm called Idle-Aware, which adjusts video quality based on the idle behavior of the user the experimental results showed that our solution not only reduces data wastage but also diminishes the rebuffering events under congested networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 20th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, 2021 20th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2021 4th International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence and 2021 11th International Conference on Smart Computing, Networking, and Services, IUCC/CIT/DSCI/SmartCNS 2021
EditorsJia Hu, Fei Hao, Haozhe Wang, Miaoqiong Wang, Xu Zhang, Zhiwei Zhao, Zi Wang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages255-260
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665466677
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event20th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, 20th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 4th International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence and 11th International Conference on Smart Computing, Networking, and Services, IUCC/CIT/DSCI/SmartCNS 2021 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2021 Dec 202021 Dec 22

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 20th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, 2021 20th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2021 4th International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence and 2021 11th International Conference on Smart Computing, Networking, and Services, IUCC/CIT/DSCI/SmartCNS 2021

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, 20th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 4th International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence and 11th International Conference on Smart Computing, Networking, and Services, IUCC/CIT/DSCI/SmartCNS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period21/12/2021/12/22

Keywords

  • ABR
  • Adaptive streaming
  • DASH
  • Data wastage
  • Idle user

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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