Simulation of Robust AVC Decoding in presence of Data Loss

Simulation of Robust AVC Decoding in presence of Data Loss
by Enrico Masala

This software decodes an AVC-compliant bitstream applying some loss patterns as given in an input file. Please note that the software simulates the data loss (in a pretty realistic way) by operating on the UNCORRUPTED version of the bitstream. This allows to avoid crashes, erroneous output of frames etc. independently of the loss pattern. More details in the technical notes accompanying the software and in the input document of the VQEG meeting in Jan 2014 in Boulder,CO (JEG-Hybrid session)

We are making this software available to the research community free of charge. If you use this software in your research, we kindly ask that you reference our paper listed below (in which such an approach has been used):

  • E. Masala, A. Vesco, M. Baldi, J.C. De Martin, “Optimized H.264 Video Encoding and Packetization for Video Transmission Over Pipeline Forwarding Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 11, n. 5, Aug 2009, pp. 972-985.

As new relevant references will be published this list will be promptly updated.

Please note that this software is meant to be a prototype only, it is not optimized or fitted to any purposes. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

The error resilient AVC decoding software can be downloaded for free. Please note that we are unable to provide assistance for the software.

Software download:
Version 1.0
Version 1.1