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Assessment of the compression efficiency of the MPEG-4 AVC specification
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Paper Abstract

Video coding is used under the hood of a lot of multimedia applications, such as video conferencing, digital storage media, television broadcasting, and internet streaming. Recently, new standards-based and proprietary technologies have emerged. An interesting problem is how to evaluate these different video coding solutions in terms of delivered quality. In this paper, a PSNR-based approach is applied in order to compare the coding potential of H.264/AVC AHM 2.0 with the compression efficiency of XviD 0.9.1, DivX 5.05, Windows Media Video 9, and MC-EZBC. Our results show that MPEG-4-based tools, and in particular H.264/AVC, can keep step with proprietary solutions. The rate-distortion performance of MC-EZBC, a wavelet-based video codec, looks very promising too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5308, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004, (18 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.526346
Show Author Affiliations
Wesley De Neve, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Peter Lambert, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Sam Lerouge, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Rik Van de Walle, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
IMEC (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Bhaskaran Vasudev, Editor(s)

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