Slice-Balancing H.264 Video Encoding for Improved Scalability of Multicore Decoding
With multicore architectures being introduced to the market, the research community is revisiting problems to evaluate them under the new preconditions set by those new systems. Algorithms need to be implemented with scalability in mind. One problem that is known to be computationally demanding is video decoding. In this paper, the authors will present a technique that increases the scalability of H.264 video decoding by modifying only the encoder stage. Speedup improvements up to 4.7 times can be achieved.