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360-degree video streaming with MPEG-DASH

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8424256
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalSMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Virtual reality (VR) has gained a lot of attention due to market availability of consumer devices. A challenge for wider use is the ability to stream VR content to the user. This paper looks at aspects of 360° video streaming and the considerations for possible solutions. The primary focus lies on current efforts to develop standards for interoperable 360° video streaming. These standards include the Moving Picture Experts Group's (MPEG) work on omnidirectional media format (OMAF) and the integration in MPEG dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, which is considered a cornerstone of 360° video streaming services with OMAF content. This paper also discusses content protection approaches and considerations.


  • 360 video streaming, DASH, MPEG, OMAF, VR

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Field of science, Statistics Finland