Poly@NYU Video Quality Database Packet Loss Database

Author: Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Partner: No




Subjective scores: true

Total: 17

SRC: 17

HRC: 1

Ratings: 32

Resolution: QVGA

Method: ACR


Smaller dataset investigates the impact of packet loss in H.264 videos (PolyNYU PL). This subjective data consist of two parts: one is for quality evaluation of individual loss-impaired frames, and the other is for quality evaluation of entire loss-impaired segments (due to error propagation). A total of 17 videos are selected from wide variety of standard test sequences, and rated by 32 viewers. The subjective test is performed adopting the ACR-HR 5 scale standard. These subjective tests mainly target the low bitrate video application. The test videos are encoded/decoded adopting H.264 standard. During each loss event, one entire frame is lost, and frame-copy error concealment is utilized.


RAR archive, password protected, password upon request Tao Liu (taoliu.bit@gmail.com). Link: http://vision.poly.edu/~tliu/PL_dataset.zip

References and Citation

  • FLY08: Xin Feng, Tao Liu, Dan Yang, and Yao Wang, "Saliency Based Objective Quality Assessment of Decoded Video Affected by Packet Losses", in Proceedings of IEEE ICIP, San Diego, CA, October 2008.
  • LFR09: Tao Liu, Xin Feng, Amy Reibman, and Yao Wang, "Saliency Inspired Modeling of Packet-loss Visibility in Decoded Videos", Proceedings of Video Perceptual Quality Metric, 2009
  • LWB07: Liu, Tao; Wang, Yao; Boyce, Jill M.; Wu, Zhenyu; Yang, Hua; “Subjective Quality Evaluation of Decoded Video in the Presence of Packet Losses,” IEEE Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, April 2007. (ICASSP 2007). Volume 1, Page(s):I-1125 - I-1128.
  • LWB09: T. Liu, Y. Wang, J. Boyce, H. Yang, and Z. Wu, "A Novel Video Quality Metric for Low Bit-rate Video Considering both Coding and Packet-loss Artifacts", Special Issue on Visual Media Quality Assessment, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol.3 No. 2, pp.280~293, April 2009.