28th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM)
April 05-08, 2022 | Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Jesús Aguilar Armijo, Ekrem Çetinkaya, Christian Timmerer, and Hermann Hellwagner
Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Abstract: As the video streaming traffic in mobile networks is increasing, improving the content delivery process becomes crucial, e.g., by utilizing edge computing support. At an edge node, we can deploy adaptive bitrate (ABR) algorithms with a better understanding of network behavior and access to radio and player metrics. In this work, we present ECAS-ML, Edge Assisted Adaptation Scheme for HTTP Adaptive Streaming with Machine Learning. ECAS-ML focuses on managing the tradeoff among bitrate, segment switches and stalls to achieve a higher quality of experience (QoE). For that purpose, we use machine learning techniques to analyze radio throughput traces and predict the best parameters of our algorithm to achieve better performance. The results show that ECAS-ML outperforms other client-based and edge-based ABR algorithms.
Keywords: HTTP Adaptive Streaming, Edge Computing, Content Delivery, Network-assisted Video Streaming, Quality of Experience, Machine Learning.
Acknowledgments: The financial support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development, and the Christian Doppler Research Association, is gratefully acknowledged. Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA: https://athena.itec.aau.at/.