Rate-distortion optimized video streaming with rich acknowledgments

Jacob Chakareski, Bernd Girod

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


We consider an unconventional procedure for communicating to the server the receipt of media packets for Internet video streaming. Instead of separately acknowledging each media packet as It arrives, we periodically send to the server a single acknowledgment packet, denoted rich acknowledgment, that contains Information about all media packets that have arrived at the client by the time the rich acknowledgment is sent. We investigate rate-distortion optimized sender-driven streaming that employs rich acknowledgments. Performance gains of up to 1.3 dB for streaming packetized video content are observed over rate-distortion optimized sender-driven systems that employ conventional acknowledgments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-668
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing 2004 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 20 2004Jan 22 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Rate-distortion optimized video streaming with rich acknowledgments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this