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

Contributor: Karsten Suehring, Fraunhofer HHI


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 is not intended as high-performance software for practical use, but it is highly useful for researchers investigating new uses or extensions of the standard. Extensions of particular interest that are made available alongside the AVC reference software are extensions for scalable video coding (SVC) and multiview video coding (MVC).

A new release of the JM reference software for H.264/AVC had been made available at This release contains the GOP structure updates that are necessary for generation the low delay anchors. Details can be found in the file jm16.2_changes.doc in the doc directory.

To access the latest developments for the scalable video coding extensions and multiview video coding extensions to the AVC reference software, you can use CVS as follows:

cvs -d login
use the password: jvt.Amd.2
cvs -d co jsvm
cvs -d co jmvm

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