Mobile Live Streaming: Insights from the Periscope Service

Leonardo Favario, Matti Siekkinen, Enrico Masala

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Abstract

Live video streaming from mobile devices is quickly becoming popular through services such as Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live. Little is known, however, about how such services tackle the challenges of the live mobile streaming scenario. This work addresses such gap by investigating in details the characteristics of the Periscope service. A large number of publicly available streams have been captured and analyzed in depth, in particular studying the characteristics of the encoded streams and the communication evolution over time. Such an investigation allows to get an insight into key performance parameters such as bandwidth, latency, buffer levels and freezes, as well as the limits and strategies adopted by Periscope to deal with this challenging application scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2016
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Sept 201623 Sept 2016
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameIEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2163-3517

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleMMSP
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/09/201623/09/2016

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