Multi-Video Streaming with DASH

University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för datavetenskap; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för datavetenskap

Abstract: Multi-video streaming allows the viewer to interact with the stream by choosing andswitching between several different camera angles to view the stream from. For this reportwe implement and evaluate adaptive multi-video streaming with dash.js. With the help ofdash.js and self-made additions, multiple parallel video streams which are synchronized intime are implemented to provide a good user experience with smooth switching betweenstreams. These streams will be delivered according to dash.js own HTTP-based AdaptiveStreaming algorithms to achieve adaptive streams for varying conditions. In order to optimizethe usage of the available bandwidth in terms of video quality in a multi-videoenvironment we implement probabilities of camera switching to adapt qualities and allocatedbandwidth of streams. By utilizing the functions of dash.js we create two prefetchingpolicies and analyze these results together with the standard non-prefetch dash.js implementationin a multi-view video environment. Our results present the improvements interms of stalling with a prefetch implementation and the possibility of a good policy tofurther optimize a multi-view video implementation in terms of stalling, quality and bandwidthusage. Evaluation of dash.js compatibility for a multi-view video environment is alsodiscussed where pros and cons of dash.js in their current state are presented.

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