Quality Enhanced Multimedia Content Delivery for Mobile Cloud with Deep Reinforcement Learning

Muhammad Saleem, Yasir Saleem, H. M. Shahzad Asif, M. Saleem Mian
2019 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
The importance of multimedia streaming using mobile devices has increased considerably. The dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP is an efficient scheme for bitrate adaptation in which video is segmented and stored in different quality levels. The multimedia streaming with limited bandwidth and varying network environment for mobile users affects the user quality of experience. We have proposed an adaptive rate control using enhanced Double Deep Q-Learning approach to improve multimedia content
more » ... elivery by switching quality level according to the network, device, and environment conditions. The proposed algorithm is thoroughly evaluated against state-of-the-art heuristic and learning-based algorithms. The performance metrics such as PSNR, SSIM, quality of experience, rebuffering frequency, and quality variations are evaluated. The results are obtained using real network traces which shows that the proposed algorithm outperforms the other schemes in all considered quality metrics. The proposed algorithm provides faster convergence to the optimal solution as compared to other algorithms considered in our work.
doi:10.1155/2019/5038758 fatcat:ez4aoo66yfcn7nscoptprdxppi