EPFL-PoliMI Video Quality Assessment Database

Author: EPFL

Partner: Yes




Subjective scores: true

Total: 156

SRC: 16

HRC: 9

Ratings: 40

Resolution: CIF/4CIF

Method: ACR


EPFL-PoliMI video quality assessment database contains 156 video streams encoded with H.264/AVC and corrupted by simulating the packet loss due to transmission errors over the network. The material includes one set of 78 video sequences at CIF spatial resolution and another set of 78 sequences at 4CIF spatial resolution. We also include the results of the subjective tests carried out at the premises of 2 academic institutions, Politecnico di Milano - Italy and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland. Fourty naive subjects took part in the subjective tests.


ZIP archive, no password Link: http://vqa.como.polimi.it/QAdatabase/online_DB.zip


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References and Citation

If you use our data for your own publications please do not forget to reference this website and our papers [DNT09], [DNT10].


  • DNT09: Francesca De Simone, Matteo Naccari, Marco Tagliasacchi, Frederic Dufaux, Stefano Tubaro, and Touradj Ebrahimi, "SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF H.264/AVC VIDEO SEQUENCES TRANSMITTED OVER A NOISY CHANNEL", (QoMEX 2009), July 29–31 2009, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • DTN10: Francesca De Simone, Marco Tagliasacchi, Matteo Naccari, Stefano Tubaro, and Touradj Ebrahimi, "H.264/AVC VIDEO DATABASE FOR THE EVALUATION OF QUALITY METRICS", (ICASSP 2010), March 14–19 2010, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.