Reference: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/video-streaming-qoe-reach-500-million-2020-rajeev-tiwari-acp-?trk=pulse_spock-articles Daily consumption of High definition videos, uninterrupted IP video delivery continues to grow, which needs to have tools to make ensure quality levels. While Quality of Experience (QOE)/ QOS indexes are most widely utilized in video delivery. These matrixes are used to validate how users perceive towards the specific technology and their usage behaviors.… Continue reading Video Streaming QOE to Reach ~$500 Million by 2020
Over the past few months, Netflix has dared some of its employees in its Los Gatos offices with a special kind of challenge: Two TVs mounted side-by-side were playing the same TV show episode. One was coming straight from Netflix’s existing service, the other was based on a new bandwidth-saving technology that the company has…… Continue reading INSIDE NETFLIX’S PLAN TO BOOST STREAMING QUALITY AND UNCLOG THE INTERNET (EXCLUSIVE)
The structural similarity (SSIM) index is a method to automatically predict perceived quality of images and videos. It is getting extremely popular in the past few years. In academia, the original SSIM paper published in 2004 has received over 10,000 Google Scholar citations so far, perhaps more than any paper in the literature of video… Continue reading Why Structural SIMilarity (SSIM) got popular? (from Prof. Zhou Wang)
In an earlier blog, we provided an explanation on why the structural similarity (SSIM) index becomes by far the most popular objective model to predict perceived image/video quality, both in academia and industry. The contribution of SSIM is certainly outstanding, but is SSIM enough in real-world applications as the ultimate image/video quality measure or the… Continue reading Why SSIM is not enough? (by Prof. Zhou Wang)
“Time is money”, a phrase used by Benjamin Franklin in Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One, and applies to you, me, him, her and everyone. Life is short and no one wants to waste time on useless things. It’s a way of describing treasure, or anything precious. When it comes to… Continue reading Quality is money
Streaming Media’s Tim Siglin and SSIMWave chairman and chief scientist Dr. Zhou Wang discuss encoding optimization and quality-of-experience assessments for online video at Streaming Media West 2015 http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Streaming-Media-West-15-Stop-Equating-Video-Quality-with-Bit-Rate-107725.aspx
Video compression is always about finding a compromise between bitrate and quality. Multimedia entertainment companies, either producers, broadcasters, technology providers, or OTT providers, are working extremely hard (recruiting top talent, investing in best tools) to find an optimal balance point to grow their business, because that’s the core value that customers paid for. However and… Continue reading Quality-driven video compression, are we ready?