Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 379–396 | Cite as

A survey of multimedia content adaptation for mobile devices

Article

Abstract

With continued increase in the use of smartphones, user expectations of content access have also increased. Most of the content that exists today is not designed for mobile devices. Mobile devices cannot directly access most of the content due to the mismatch in device capability and content playback requirements. Content adaptation is an essential tool that bridges the gap between device capabilities and content formats. In this paper we present an overview of content adaptation and survey recent papers on content adaptation for mobile devices. We introduce the when, where, and what of content adaptation to help classify the content adaptation techniques and to select the appropriate techniques for a given content delivery environment.

Keywords

Content adaptation Mobile devices Video adaptation Content semantics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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