Fourth Annual MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison

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Codecs that Were Tested

Comparison Rules

All codec options and presets were provided by codec authors

An important restriction on a preset is encoding time for it. A few iterations of compliance testing and preset optimization were made to meet the requirements.

JM 9.8 reference decoder was used to decode all encoded streams.

All objective metrics measurements were performed with MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool (Pro Version)

For each preset both speed and quality were measured

Comparison Content

Following metrics were measured:

Codecs were analyzed separately in the following types of application:

Individual codecs’ settings were used for each of those application types.

Video sequences that were used in this comparison:

Different Comparison Versions

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Fourth Annual MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison

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Thanks

Special thanks to the following contributors of our current comparison

Google Voceweb Adobe

Special thanks to the following contributors of our previous comparisons

Intel AMD Adobe KDDI R&D labs Tata Elxsi

Contacts

E-mail: videocodec-testing@graphics.cs.msu.ru

10 Mar 2011
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