Video Quality Adaptation for Extended Playback Time on Mobile Devices with Limited Energy

Sung Woong Jo, Wonsuk Yoo, Jong Moon Chung

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In this letter, a HTTP-based adaptive rate control streaming (HARCS) scheme that selects the video quality level of each chunk for extending playback time is proposed. For this purpose, the expected energy consumption for downloading remaining chunks to be received is stochastically modeled by considering the time-varying wireless network conditions and video characteristics. Then, based on the derived energy model as well as the mobile device's remaining battery energy, the proposed HARCS scheme adaptively selects the video quality level of each chunk. Measurement results show that HARCS can extend the video playback time up to 57.64% when compared with the conventional adaptation scheme that only considers the wireless network status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1260-1263
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received February 3, 2018; accepted March 13, 2018. Date of publication March 29, 2018; date of current version June 8, 2018. This work was supported through the Disaster and Safety Management Institute funded by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of Korean Government under Grant MOIS-DP-2015-10. The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was J. F. Paris. (Corresponding author: Jong-Moon Chung.) S.-W. Jo was with Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, South Korea. He is now with the Marine Safety and Environmental Research Department, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering, Daejeon 34103, South Korea (e-mail:

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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