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Apple Quicktime vs. Microsoft Windows Media: an objective comparison of video encoding quality
Author(s): Arman Aygen; Kambiz Homayounfar
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a methodology and a framework for quality assessment of compressed video. Usage of the framework is illustrated by taking five source video clips, compressing them by two commercially available video encoders, and calculating four perceptual metrics for each encoded clip. The perceptual metrics utilized to characterize vide quality were: jerkiness, blur, block distortion, and an objective overall quality index. The paper provides over forty curves to show the shape and range of the perceptual metrics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5150, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2003, (23 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512844
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Arman Aygen, Genista Corp. (Japan)
Kambiz Homayounfar, Genista Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5150:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2003
Touradj Ebrahimi; Thomas Sikora, Editor(s)

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