Novel ad insertion technique for MPEG-DASH

Ran Dubin, Amit Dvir, Ofer Hadar, Tomer Frid, Alex Vesker

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Abstract

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is a new and promising streaming protocol, based on the Media Presentation Description (MPD) specification. With the increasing demand for Internet video streaming, methods for profiting from video services are gaining increased interest. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm for server side video ad insertion over the DASH standard. The proposed method is compatible with DASH and does not require any modifications at the client side, such as dedicated players, or any modification in the MPD definitions. Furthermore, the algorithm enables the client to always receive the advertisements regardless of his player software. Our novel approach considers the MPD URLs as encrypted URLs for pointer mapping. This will allow for deciding in real time whether a specific URL will point to an ad or to the original video stream segment. Therefore, the solution enables us to consider VOD ad insertion as similar to live ad insertion. In a comparison between the DASH video streaming server with ad insertion, as define in the standard, and our ad insertion solution, the results showed that our solution provide a dynamic ad insertion system while only slightly increasing the CPU load. As far as we know, this is the first DASH server side ad insertion solution for the ISO Base Media File Format (MPEG-4 part 12) container.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages582-587
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963904
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Jul 2015
Event2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2015 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 201512 Jan 2015

Publication series

Name2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2015

Conference

Conference2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period9/01/1512/01/15

Keywords

  • Ad insertion
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
  • Multimedia Streaming

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