Tile-Based Viewport-Adaptive Panoramic Video Streaming on Smartphones
PubDate: October 2018
Teams: Indiana University，AT&T Labs
Writers: Feng Qian；Bo Han；Qingyang Xiao；Vijay Gopalakrishnan
Flare is a practical system for streaming 360-degree videos on smartphones. It takes a viewport-adaptive approach, which fetches only portions of a panoramic scene that cover what a viewer is about to perceive. Flare consists of a novel framework for the end-to-end streaming pipeline, introduces innovative streaming algorithms, and brings numerous system-level optimizations. In our demo, we will show that Flare substantially outperforms traditional viewport-agnostic streaming algorithms in terms of the video quality. We will also invite the audience to use Flare to watch attractive 360-degree videos.