Using Factor Analysis Techniques to Find Out Objective Video Quality Metrics for Live Video Streaming over Cloud Mobile Media Services

Miguel Garcia-Pineda, Santiago Felici-Castell, Jaume Segura-Garcia


The increased adoption of smartphones, the access to mobile broadband networks and the availability of public Clouds allow new multimedia services, called Cloud Mobile Media Services. Under this new architecture the proliferation of live video streaming applications and the Quality of Experience (QoE) given by the final user are an issue, due to the higher and variable delay, as result of the virtualization methods used in the Clouds. Thus in this paradigm new challenges appear related to keep and estimate a good QoE in terms of a standarized subjective video quality called Mean Opinion Score (MOS). In this paper we analyze different approaches based on Factor Analysis techniques to estimate the subjective MOS both using Full Reference and Non Reference approaches. We compare the performance of the estimated MOS against publicly available video quality algorithms.


Live video streaming; cloud computing; quality of experience; objective video quality metric; factor analysis

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