We propose a simple model that is capable of capturing the statistical characteristics of mobile video traces encoded using MPEG4-Part2, AVC and SVC-TS encoding standards. The model can be adjusted to adapt to diverse workload configurations, which gives fellow researchers a great flexibility to evaluate different network traffic scenarios. We also discuss the model-based trace generator and the challenges of its implementation. Moreover, we present the simulation results validating the model using different encoding settings. In addition to that, we provide several insights about our video modeling approach. This will help in testing, simulating and validating mobile video transmission and resource scheduling strategies over broadband wireless networks such as WiMAX and LTE.
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