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Point Cloud Video Streaming: Challenges and Solutions
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  • Zhi Liu ,
  • Qiyue Li ,
  • Xianfu Chen ,
  • Celimuge Wu ,
  • susumu ishihara ,
  • Jie Li ,
  • Yusheng Ji
Zhi Liu
The University of Electro-Communications, The University of Electro-Communications

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Abstract

Volumetric video (or hologram video), the medium for representing natural content in VR/AR/MR, is presumably
the next generation of video technology and a typical use case for 5G and beyond wireless communications. To realize volumetric video applications, efficient volumetric video streaming is in critical demand. This article responds to the challenges of and propose solutions to wireless transmission systems of point cloud video, which is the most popular and favored way to represent volumetric media and significantly differs from the other types of videos. In particular, we first introduce point cloud video technology and its applications, and then discuss the challenges of
and solutions to point cloud video streaming, including encoding, tiling, viewing angle prediction, decoding, quality assessment and transmission optimization. Furthermore, we explain a prototype of MPEG DASH-based point cloud video streaming system as a preliminary study, along with more simulation results to verify its performance. Finally, we identify future research directions for providing high-quality point cloud video streaming.
Sep 2021Published in IEEE Network volume 35 issue 5 on pages 202-209. 10.1109/MNET.101.2000364