A Quality-Retaining Power-Saving Framework for Video Applications on Mobile OLED Displays

Chun Han Lin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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As people increase their dependency on mobile applications and services, saving power consumption of mobile devices becomes an important challenge for supporting video streaming applications. This paper investigates how to minimize the power consumption of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display when displaying a video under consideration for the user's visual experience. We first model the minimization problem as an OLED video scaling optimization problem. We then propose an algorithm to solve the optimization problem and prove that the algorithm is optimal in terms of power savings. We next introduce an energy-saving cloud service based on the algorithm. Finally, the results of the extensive experiments conducted on a commercial mobile smartphone with four real-world videos to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm are very encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8673770
Pages (from-to)1771-1784
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun


  • OLED displays
  • energy conservation
  • human factors
  • mobile systems
  • video applications
  • visual quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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