Interactive partial video decoding for viewing resolution adaptation

Chen Liu*, Xin Jin, Tianruo Zhang, Satoshi Goto

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High-definition (HD) and super-high-definition (SHD) videos become more and more popular for various video applications, including video capture and playback on portable devices. Because of the resolution mismatch between HD/SHD video and the low resolution screen of portable devices, the video is fully decoded and then sown-sampled for the display, which causes a waste of both computational power and memory bandwidth. In this paper, a user-defined region of interest (ROI) oriented partial decoding scheme for H.264/AVC is proposed to achieve low-power and good subjective visual quality of decoding/display for viewing resolution adaptation. The proposed partial decoding scheme works basing on the adaptive ROI tracking. The motion-vector (MV) adaptation is adopted for maintaining the visual quality in ROI. The simulation results show that, the displayed partial decoded sequence provides better subjective visual quality, more details, and very small PSNR drop in ROI compare to original one. And the partial decoder achieves about 48.34% decoding time reduction averagely, which means lower computational complexity and power consumption. The proposal is especially useful for displaying HD video on the portable devices in which the battery life is a crucial factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2010 - Incheon
Duration: 2010 Nov 222010 Nov 23


Other2010 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2010


  • H.264/AVC
  • Partial decoding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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