Content analysis based smart macroblock rearrangement for error resilience in wireless video transmission

Yu Chen, Jian Feng, Kwok Tung Lo, Xudong Zhang

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Transmission of compressed video is very sensitive to channel error. The use of resynchronization marks is an efficient method in improving the error resilient performance of a video stream in error-prone environment. In this paper, a smart macroblock rearrangement (SMR) method is proposed to enhance the performance of the resynchronization mark insertion technique for intracoded frames in wireless video transmission. The proposed method makes use of content analysis to rearrange and encode macroblocks between adjacent resynchronization marks. Experiments using the SMR method in both H.263+ and H.264 codecs show that the proposed method outperforms some existing algorithms in both PSNR performance and visual quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-354
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Content analysis
  • Error protection
  • Error resilience
  • Resynchronization mark
  • Wireless video transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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