Video Coding Techniques for Ubiquitous Multimedia Services

  • Yo-Sung Ho
  • Seung-Hwan Kim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4412)


Emerging ubiquitous multimedia services are expected to be available anytime, anywhere, and using different computing devices. Video compression is necessary for transmission of digital video over today’s band-limited networks, or for storage constrained applications. This paper gives a short overview over previous video coding standards and analyzes in more detail H.264, which is the latest international video coding standard. Since scalable video coding (SVC) provides the capability of reconstructing lower resolution or lower quality signals from partial bitstream, it is a good paradigm to the streaming video application for ubiquitous multimedia service. Hence, we also discuss several coding techniques and frameworks for SVC including fine granular scalability (FGS).


Video coding standard ubiquitous H.264 scalable video coding fine granular scalability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yo-Sung Ho
    • 1
  • Seung-Hwan Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-712Korea

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