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Optimized MVC Prediction Structures for Interactive Multiview Video Streaming

The Multiview Video Coding (MVC) standard efficiently compresses multiview video by considering spatial, temporal and interview correlations. This letter studies the impact of the MVC interview prediction structure on both the transmission and the overall coding rates for an interactive multiview video streaming system, considering both unicast and multicast scenarios, with the user interactive behavior represented by some view-popularity model. We propose a method to identify the optimal prediction structure minimizing the visual distortion, given some storage and link capacities constraints. Simulation results confirm that the optimal prediction structure results from a non-trivial tradeoff between the system constraints, the transmission model and the views' popularity.


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