Video network traffic and quality comparison of VP8 and H.264 SVC

Patrick Seeling, Frank H P Fitzek, Gergö Ertli, Akshay Pulipaka, Martin Reisslein

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16 Scopus citations

Abstract

Google has recently released the video compression format VP8 to the open source community. This new compression format competes against the existing H.264 video standard developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) in collaboration with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). This paper compares these two video coding standards in terms of video bit rate-distortion (quality) performance and the video network traffic variability with different long video sequences. We find that VP8 presently does not fulfill its promise to achieve twice the quality at half the bandwidth compared to H.264. The rate-distortion (RD) performance of VP8 is rather slightly below the RD performance of H.264. On the positive side, in contrast to H.264, VP8 has no license fees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMoViD'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010
Pages33-37
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event3rd Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery, MoViD 2010, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 25 2010

Publication series

NameMoViD'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010

Conference

Conference3rd Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery, MoViD 2010, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2010
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period10/25/1010/25/10

Keywords

  • H.264
  • Rate-distortion performance
  • Traffic variability
  • VP8
  • Video compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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