Database of H.264/AVC video sequences transmitted over a noisy channel

Original video sequences
In our subjective evaluation campaign we considered six 10 seconds long video sequences at CIF spatial resolution (352×288 pixels) and frame rate of 30fps, namely Foreman, Hall, Mobile, Mother, News and Paris, and six 10 seconds long video sequences at 4CIF spatial resolution (704×576 pixels), namely Ice, Soccer, Harbour having frame rate of 30fps, and CrowdRun, DucksTakeOff, ParkJoy having frame rate of 25 fps. These sequences have been selected since they are representative of different levels of spatial and temporal complexity.

Encoded packet loss free bitstreams
All the sequences have been encoded with the H.264/AVC reference software encoder (version JM 14.2 available at adopting the High Profile. A fixed Quantization Parameter (QP) has been carefully selected for each sequence so as to ensure high visual quality in the absence of packet losses as described in [1] and [2].

Impaired bitstreams
For each of the 12 original H.264/AVC bitstreams, we generated a number of corrupted bitstreams by dropping packets according to a given error pattern. To simulate burst errors, the patterns have been generated at six different packet loss rates (PLR) [0.1%, 0.4%, 1%, 3%, 5%, 10%] and two channel realizations have been selected for each PLR.

Tools to decode the bitstreams and obtain the final dataset of test sequences
In order to decode all the compressed bitstreams (i.e. the 12 error free H.264/AVC coded bitstreams and the 144 compressed H.264/AVC bitstreams corresponding to the 6 PLRs) and obtain the 156 yuv files used to perform the subjective test campaign, the following tools are made available for download:

Additionally, in order to enable users to produce additional impaired streams, the following tools are also made available:
Download all these tools here.