2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS) (2015)
Dec. 11, 2015 to Dec. 13, 2015
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DSDIS.2015.49
Through measurements on our testbed, we show how users of Netflix could make energy savings of up to 34% by adjusting video quality settings. We estimate the impacts of these quality settings on the energy consumption of client systems and the network. If users exercise choice in their video streaming habits, over 100 GWh of energy a year could be saved on a global scale. We discuss how providing energy usage information to users of digital video could enable them to make choices of video settings to reduce energy usage, and we estimate savings on associated electricity costs and carbon emissions.
Streaming media, Energy measurement, Internet, Power measurement, Energy consumption, Decoding, Encoding
O. Ejembi and S. N. Bhatti, "Client-Side Energy Costs of Video Streaming," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS), Sydney, Australia, 2015, pp. 252-259.