Open Source Column

  • New release of H.264/AVC reference software JM 16.2

    H.264/AVC is a standard developed jointly by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), in the Joint Video Team (JVT). A reference software for H.264/AVC is freely available for download to demonstrate the standard and that its features can be implemented. This is its main purpose; it ...

  • Consumer Digital Video Library (CDVL) Announcement

    CDVL is a digital video library intended for researchers and developers in the fields of video processing and visual quality (both objective and subjective assessment). Progress in these areas have been limited by the availability of high quality royalty-free test material. CDVL provides relevant video clips for different types of video processing and quality measurement ...

  • Video quality assessment of H.264/AVC over error prone networks

    Politecnico di Milano and EPFL have recently released a publicly available database to support reproducible research in the field of video quality assessment, specifically targeting H.264/AVC video streaming over error-prone networks. Multimedia contents are often distributed over best-effort networks, i.e. there is no guarantee that the content will be delivered without errors to the final users. ...

  • ContextMiner

    ContextMiner

    ContextMiner is a framework to collect, analyze, and present contextual information along with the data. It is based on an idea that while describing or archiving an object, contextual information helps to make sense of that object or to preserve it better. ContextMiner helps one (1) run automated crawls on various sources, and collect data as ...

  • TubeKit

    TubeKit

    TubeKit is a toolkit for creating YouTube crawlers. It allows one to build one’s own crawler that can crawl YouTube based on a set of seed queries and collect up to 17 different attributes for a video. TubeKit assists in all the phases of this process starting database creation to finally giving access to the ...

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