Screencast in the wild: Performance and limitations

Chih Fan Hsu, De Yu Chen, Chun-Ying Huang, Cheng Hsin Hsu, Kuan Ta Chen

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Displays without associated computing devices are increasingly more popular, and the binding between computing devices and displays is no longer one-to-one but more dynamic and adaptive. Screencast technologies enable such dynamic binding over ad hoc one-hop networks or Wi-Fi access points. In this paper, we design and conduct the first detailed measurement study on the performance of stateof-the-art screencast technologies. By varying the user demands and network conditions, we find that Splashtop and Miracast outperform other screencast technologies under typical setups. Our experiments also show that the screencast technologies either: (i) do not dynamically adjust bitrate or (ii) employ a suboptimal adaptation strategy. The developers of future screencast technologies are suggested to pay more attentions on the bitrate adaptation strategy, e.g., by leveraging cross-layer optimization paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330633
StatePublished - 3 Nov 2014
Event2014 ACM Conference on Multimedia, MM 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20147 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Multimedia


Conference2014 ACM Conference on Multimedia, MM 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Experiments
  • Measurement
  • Streaming
  • Wireless networks


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