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Analyzing the Influence of Smart-device Visual Features, Viewing Distance, and Content Factors on Video Streaming QoE

Alex Frank Mongi


Quality of experience (QoE) over wireless networks has attracted attention from industry and academia due to an increase in video streaming applications. Several researchers have attempted to understand the factors affecting QoE and design appropriate quality control strategies. Normally, video streaming is initiated by a user who accesses video contents over wireless networks using a smart device held at various viewing distances. Each aforementioned factor has the potential to affect QoE of the viewed session. However, several studies explore the behavior of wireless networks on video streaming QoE. To understand the effects of other factors on QoE, this paper investigates the influence of the device's visual features, viewing distance, and content factors on video streaming. The study adopted an emulation technique to conduct multi-factor experiments designed using the Taguchi method. The 5-ways ANOVA analysis revealed that the effects of smart-device visual features, viewing distance, and content types are significant on video streaming QoE at p<0.05. Moreover, smart devices with a pixel density index of more than 200 ppi produce high QoE, with the viewing distance limited to 45 cm. Lastly, the video bitrate greater than 1024 kbps produced a good QoE regardless of the frame rates.

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