Machine learning-based energy consumption modeling and comparison of H.264/AVC and google VP8 encoders

Yousef O. Sharrab, Mohammad Alsmirat, Bilal Hawashin, Nabil Sarhan


Advancement of the prediction models used in a variety of fields is a result of the contribution of machine learning approaches. Utilizing such modeling in feature engineering is exceptionally imperative and required. In this research, we show how to utilize machine learning to save time in research experiments, where we save more than five thousand hours of measuring the energy consumption of encoding recordings. Since measuring the energy consumption has got to be done by humans and since we require more than eleven thousand experiments to cover all the combinations of video sequences, video bit_rate, and video encoding settings, we utilize machine learning to model the energy consumption utilizing linear regression. VP8 codec has been offered by Google as an open video encoder in an effort to replace the popular MPEG-4 Part 10, known as H.264/AVC video encoder standard. This research model energy consumption and describes the major differences between H.264/AVC and VP8 encoders in terms of energy consumption and performance through experiments that are based on machine learning modeling. Twenty-nine raw video sequences are used, offering a wide range of resolutions and contents, with the frame sizes ranging from QCIF(176x144) to 2160p(3840x2160). For fairness in comparison analysis, we use seven settings in VP8 encoder and fifteen types of tuning in H.264/AVC. The settings cover various video qualities. The performance metrics include video qualities, encoding time, and encoding energy consumption.


Feature Engineering; Encoders Comparison; Encoding Time; Encoding Energy Consumption; MPEG-4 Part 10; H.264/AVC; Perceptual Video Quality; Video Encoders; Video Compression; Google VP8 Encoder; Machine Learning; Regression; Modeling

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ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578