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Design and evaluation of a self-learning HTTP adaptive video streaming client

Maxim Claeys (UGent) , Steven Latré (UGent) , Jeroen Famaey (UGent) and Filip De Turck (UGent)
(2014) IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. 18(4). p.716-719
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HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) is becoming the de facto standard for Over-The-Top (OTT)-based video streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix. By splitting a video into multiple segments of a couple of seconds and encoding each of these at multiple quality levels, HAS allows a video client to dynamically adapt the requested quality during the playout to react to network changes. However, state-of-the-art quality selection heuristics are deterministic and tailored to specific network configurations. Therefore, they are unable to cope with a vast range of highly dynamic network settings. In this letter, a novel Reinforcement Learning (RL)-based HAS client is presented and evaluated. The self-learning HAS client dynamically adapts its behaviour by interacting with the environment to optimize the Quality of Experience (QoE), the quality as perceived by the end-user. The proposed client has been thoroughly evaluated using a network-based simulator and is shown to outperform traditional HAS clients by up to 13% in a mobile network environment.
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learning systems, Streaming media, intelligent agent, quality of service, IBCN

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Claeys, Maxim, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, and Filip De Turck. 2014. “Design and Evaluation of a Self-learning HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming Client.” Ieee Communications Letters 18 (4): 716–719.
APA
Claeys, Maxim, Latré, S., Famaey, J., & De Turck, F. (2014). Design and evaluation of a self-learning HTTP adaptive video streaming client. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 18(4), 716–719.
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Claeys M, Latré S, Famaey J, De Turck F. Design and evaluation of a self-learning HTTP adaptive video streaming client. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. 2014;18(4):716–9.
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Claeys, Maxim, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, et al. “Design and Evaluation of a Self-learning HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming Client.” IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS 18.4 (2014): 716–719. Print.
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  abstract     = {HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) is becoming the de facto standard for Over-The-Top (OTT)-based video streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix. By splitting a video into multiple segments of a couple of seconds and encoding each of these at multiple quality levels, HAS allows a video client to dynamically adapt the requested quality during the playout to react to network changes. However, state-of-the-art quality selection heuristics are deterministic and tailored to specific network configurations. Therefore, they are unable to cope with a vast range of highly dynamic network settings. In this letter, a novel Reinforcement Learning (RL)-based HAS client is presented and evaluated. The self-learning HAS client dynamically adapts its behaviour by interacting with the environment to optimize the Quality of Experience (QoE), the quality as perceived by the end-user. The proposed client has been thoroughly evaluated using a network-based simulator and is shown to outperform traditional HAS clients by up to 13\% in a mobile network environment.},
  author       = {Claeys, Maxim and Latr{\'e}, Steven and Famaey, Jeroen and De Turck, Filip},
  issn         = {1089-7798},
  journal      = {IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {716--719},
  title        = {Design and evaluation of a self-learning HTTP adaptive video streaming client},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2014.020414.132649},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2014},
}

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