LIVE Mobile Video Quality Database

Author: LIVE - University of Texas

Partner: No

Contact: Dr. Anush Krishna Moorthy ( Lark Kwon Choi ( Dr. Alan C. Bovik ( Dr. Gustavo de Veciana (




Subjective scores: true

Total: 200

SRC: 10

HRC: 20

Ratings: 50

Resolution: HD (1920x1080)

Method: SSCQE


The new LIVE Mobile Video Quality Assessment (VQA) database consists of 200 distorted videos created from 10 RAW HD reference videos obtained using a RED ONE digital cinematographic camera. While the LIVE Mobile VQA database includes distortions that have been previously studied such as compression and wireless packet-loss, it also incorporates dynamically varying distortions that change as a function of time, such as frame-freezes and temporally varying compression rates. LIVE Mobile VQA database includes the subjective study, the human behavioral analysis, and the evaluation of current objective image and video quality assessment (IQA/VQA) algorithm with regards to their efficacy in predicting visual quality. LIVE has developed a Mobile VQA database that will supplement the LIVE Image/Video Quality Database, to provide researchers with a much-needed tool to advance the state-of-the-art in objective video quality assessment.


To download the database an online form has to be filled and the information will be sent to you. Link:


Link: Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this database (the images, the results and the source files) and its documentation for any purpose, provided that the copyright notice in its entirety appear in all copies of this database, and the original source of this database, Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE, and Center for Perceptual Systems (CPS, at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin,, is acknowledged in any publication that reports research using this database.

References and Citation

We are making the LIVE Mobile Video Quality Database available to the research community free of charge. If you use this database in your research, we kindly ask that you reference our papers [MCB12, [MCV12], [MCD12].


  • MCB12: A. K. Moorthy, L. K. Choi, A. C. Bovik and G. deVeciana, “Video Quality Assessment on Mobile Devices: Subjective, Behavioral and Objective Studies”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, to appear in October 2012. (URL:
  • MCD12: A. K. Moorthy, L. K. Choi, G. deVeciana, and A. C. Bovik, “Subjective Analysis of Video Quality on Mobile Devices,” Sixth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM) (invited article), Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15-16, 2012.
  • MCV12: K. Moorthy, L. K. Choi, G. deVeciana, and A. C. Bovik, “Mobile Video Quality Assessment Database,” IEEE ICC Workshop on Realizing Advanced Video Optimized Wireless Networks, Ottawa, Canada, June 10-15, 2012.