A knapsack model for bandwidth management of prerecorded multiple MPEG video sources

Erten Y., Gullu R., Sural H.

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, vol.28, no.1, pp.101-116, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/b:tels.0000048329.05800.8c
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-116


In this article we provide a framework for controlling the bit rate of multiple prerecorded MPEG video sequences by choosing the quantization factors assigned to individual sources in a way that the total mean square error at the output of the encoder is minimized. We propose and test a knapsack model for the selection of the quantization factors. Our computations based on a set of relatively diverse video sequences reveal that the proposed model achieves a high utilization of the available bandwidth and acceptable distortion levels without any data loss.