Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Home Lead Story Researchers Bring New Algorithm To Improve Streaming Video Technology

Researchers Bring New Algorithm To Improve Streaming Video Technology

BBA simply asks the viewer's device how much video it has in its buffer

Researchers have unveiled a new algorithm called Fugu which demonstrates a significant improvement in streaming video technology.

The algorithm was developed with the help of volunteer viewers who watched a stream of video, served up by computer scientists who used machine learning to scrutinize this data flow in real-time, looking for ways to reduce glitches and stalls. In a study, the researchers describe how they created an algorithm that pushes out only as much data as the viewer’s internet connection can receive without degrading quality.

Please Follow NewsGram on Twitter To Get Latest Updates From Around The World!

“In streaming, avoiding stalls depends heavily on these algorithms,” said study first author Francis Yan from Stanford University in the US. According to the researchers, many of the prevailing systems for streaming video are based on something called the Buffer-Based Algorithm, known as BBA.

BBA simply asks the viewer’s device how much video it has in its buffer. For example, if it has less than 5 seconds stored, the algorithm sends lower quality footage to guard against interruptions. If the buffer has more than 15 seconds stored, the algorithm sends the highest quality video possible. If the number falls in between, the algorithm adjusts the quality accordingly.

Video
Researchers have unveiled a new algorithm called Fugu which demonstrates a significant improvement in streaming video technology. Pixabay

Although BBA and similar algorithms are widespread in the industry, there have been repeated attempts by researchers over the years to develop more sophisticated algorithms using machine learning — a form of artificial intelligence (AI) in which computers teach themselves to optimize some process.

ALSO READ: “Strengthen Your Body During Lockdown”, Says Veteran Actor Anil Kapoor

But these machine learning algorithms generally require simulated data to learn from, rather than the real thing delivered over the real internet. Therein lies a problem, the researchers said, “What Francis found is that there can be a gulf between making one of these algorithms work in simulation versus making it work on the real internet,” said study researcher Keith Winstein. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

18,985FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,785FollowersFollow

Most Popular

The Impacts To Online Marketing After COVID

The covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the majority of our lives so far in 2020. But as the world of retail...

Only 3% Indians Realize the Importance of Adequate Protein Diet

Although 95 percent of Indian mothers claim to know protein as a macro-nutrient, only three percent of the population really understands the prominent functions...

Here’s Why Pregnant Women Should be Beware of UTIs

Although the monsoon brings respite from summer's scorching heat, it also invites a plethora of allergies and infections. Pregnant women should be cautious because...

International Mandela Day: Following Madiba’s Footsteps

While the mention of South Africa immediately brings alive the imagery of safaris, glamping, bungee jumping, diverse food, and warm people, its rich and...

The 5 Undeniable Reasons for Purchasing HGH

Are you tired of the endless disappointment that comes with trying numerous diet pills and diet programs? Don't worry, and you aren't alone. Most...

This Facebook Robot Walks On Power Lines To Install Fiber-Optic Cable

Facebook has developed an aerial fiber deployment solution that uses a robot to safely deploy a specialized fiber-optic cable on medium-voltage (MV) power lines...

In Conversation With Dr. Chandra Shekhar Mayanil on Yog, Dhyan and Hinduism

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Mayanil is a Neuroscientist who is currently living in Naperville, Illinois. He has a very profound knowledge about yog, dhyan and...

Cloud Kitchens in India: A New Normal

There is a certain distinction in the concept and coinage of the term 'cloud kitchen'; the concept of takeaway or delivery only, without dining,...

Recent Comments