MMSPG Scalable Video Database

Author: EPFL

Partner: Yes

Contact: Jong-Seok Lee (




Subjective scores: true

Total: 72

SRC: 3

HRC: 24

Ratings: 16

Resolution: 720p

Method: Custom


The database focuses on 2 scalable video codecs: SVC and wavelet-based codec, 3 HD content videos, bit-rates ranging between 300 kbps and 4 Mbps, 3 spatial resolutions: 320x180, 640x360, and 1280x720, 4 temporal resolutions: 6.25 fps, 12.5 fps, 25 fps, 50 fps. In total, 28 and 44 video sequences were considered for each codec, respectively.


Database in ZIP archives, password protected, password upon request J.-S. Lee ( Links: Video data produced by SVC (bit streams and decoder executable under Linux) Video data produced by wavelet-based codec (bit streams and decoder executable under MS-Windows) Subjective rating data (excel file)


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References and Citation

The use of the data is conditional to the users explicitly and clearly mentioning and acknowledging the following publication [LDR10].


  • LDR10: J.-S. Lee, F. de Simone, N. Ramzan, Z. Zhao, E. Kurutepe, T. Sikora, J. Ostermann, T. Ebrahimi, “Subjective evaluation of scalable video coding for content distribution,” in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Firenze, Italy, pp. 65-72, Oct. 2010.
  • RSW07: J. Reichel, H. Schwarz, and M. Wien, “Joint scalable video model (JSVM),” Joint Video Team, doc. JVT-X202, Jul. 2007.
  • RZI09: N. Ramzan, T. Zgaljic, and E. Izquierdo, “An efficient optimization scheme for scalable surveillance centric video communications,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 510-523, 2009.