User-Adaptive Mobile Video Streaming

August 2, 2012 / Posted By: vandewille

InterDigital just posted a video offering a first look at User-Adaptive Mobile Video Streaming, a technology led by our CTO Office in San Diego. User Adaptive Mobile Video Streaming is a research effort that seeks to reduce bandwidth needs related to video streaming by optimizing the stream for viewing conditions. The technology is based on the physical limits of human viewers - in other words, by eliminating the bandwidth and processing that is consumed to deliver video that exceeds human viewing capability. The client uses a combination of facial recognition as well as other factors, such as ambient light, to calculate the optimal video quality at the lowest required data rates. The result is a stream that conserves bandwidth at the network and device end, maximizing the possibility of a quality, error-free video stream to a mobile device.