A practical design of digital watermarking for video streaming services

Po Chyi Su, Tien Ying Kuo, Meng Huan Li

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Abstract

A practical design of digital watermarking for video streaming services is proposed in this research. The information of a legitimate recipient is represented as a watermark, which is embedded in the video stream to serve as a cue to trace the recipient in case a clone of the video is illegally distributed. The watermark signals are designed to embed in some areas of video frames to benefit the video stream server, as the result of only partial actions required, including decoding, processing and re-encoding. The invariance of feature points and the self-similarity of hidden signals are further exploited to enable watermark detection without involving the original video. The watermark can decently survive transcoding processes and geometrical modifications of frames. The experimental results demonstrate the advantages of the proposed scheme in terms of watermark visibility, capacity and detection methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Volume42
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Copyright protection
  • Digital rights management
  • Digital watermark
  • Tracking
  • Videos streaming

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