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Comparison of hevc-based omaf-compliant 6k effective packings for viewport-dependent 360-degree video streaming

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Packet Video Workshop, PV 2020 - Part of MMSys 2020
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379465
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM Packet Video Workshop -
Duration: 10 Jun 202011 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 Packet Video Workshop, PV 2020 - Part of MMSys 2020


ConferenceACM Packet Video Workshop


Omnidirectional MediA Format (OMAF), a recent standard for representation of 360° video content, supports only equirectangular projection (ERP) and cubemap projection (CMP) and their region-wise packing with a 4K decoding-capability constraint on the end-user devices. Streaming of 4K content allows only a limited viewport resolution, which is lower than the resolution of many current head-mounted displays (HMDs). Two 6K-effective multi-resolution packing schemes for ERP and CMP are recommended by the OMAF standard, which take full advantages of HMDs with quad HD resolution while sticking with 4K-decoding constraint. This paper studies and compares the performance of these two packings in the context of viewport-adaptive streaming using the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard and Zonal-PSNR test methodology. Overall, the experimental results show that rate-distortion performance of both packings sequence wise mixed but similar in average.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • 360 video coding and streaming, HEVC, MCTS, OMAF, Virtual Reality

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland