MSU Video Codecs Comparisons
2018 MSU Video Codecs Comparison released!
Introduction to Video Codec
How to compare video codecs? How to do it correctly?
The following comparisons are currently being conducted:
- Ultra ripping (high quality) comparison (spring 2019)
(Part IV of HEVC/AV1 Video Codecs Comparison - 2018 report)
- FullHD 2019 (summer 2019)
Part I of Video Codecs Comparison - 2019
- Cloud solutions (spring-summer 2019)
Comparison of cloud encoding services
- Global codecs trends (summer 2019)
Re-comparison of previously participated codecs versions on one platform and set of video sequences
|Release date||Report name and description||Number of codecs||Number of pages in PDF report||Number of charts in PDF/HTML report|
|September 2018||HEVC/AV1 Video Codecs Comparison - 2018||14||150+||7118+|
|September 2017||HEVC/AV1 Video Codecs Comparison - 2017||11||552||5000+|
|August 2016||HEVC Video Codecs Comparison - 2016||8||4000+|
|October 2015||HEVC Video Codecs Comparison - 2015||12||5500+|
|December 2013||Ninth MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison||4||1500+|
|May 2012||Eight MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Eighth H.264 codecs comparison. New HDTV and Videoconference sequences, new codecs and new presets were used in this comparison. GPU-encoders comparison (including Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA platforms).
|May 2011||Seventh MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Seventh H.264 codecs comparison. New sequences, new codecs and new presets were used in this comparison. GPU-encoders comparison. New quality metrics.
|May 2010||Sixth MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Sixth H.264 codecs comparison. New sequences, new codecs and new presets were used in this comparison.
|May 2009||Fifth MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Fifth H.264 codecs comparison. New types of analysis, new sequences, new codecs, new presets were used in this comparison.
|December 2008||Options Analysis of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Codec x264
Options of one of the best codecs x264 are analyzed to find best option values and best presets for various encoding speed.
|December 2007||Fourth Annual MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Fourth annual H.264 codecs comparison. Additionally to traditional comparison new type of analysis with synthetic sequences was performed. Also new sequences, new codecs, new presets were used in this comparison.
|March 2007||Lossless Video Codecs Comparison 2007
Comparison of 16 modern lossless video codecs was performed. Report includes the following topics: compression ratio analysis, speed analysis and parallelization capabilities.
|December 2006||Third Annual MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Third annual H.264 codecs comparison. Additionally to traditional comparison of this year codecs, over-years comparison was performed (comparison of all tested last three years codecs).
|October 2006||WMP and JPEG 2000 Comparison
Earlier tested image codecs of JPEG 2000 standard (see JPEG 2000 image codecs comparison) are comparing with new WMP standard from Microsoft.
|May 2006||MPEG-2 Video Decoders Comparison
Comparative analysis of quality of 8 MPEG-2 decoders while decoding distorted streams. This question is topical for satellite broadcasting and, to a lesser degree, for DVD video playback.
|February 2006||Subjective Comparison of Modern Video Codecs
Four modern codecs were tested using SAMVIQ method (experts estimated video quality without information about the codec that was used).
|December 2005||Second Annual MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Second annual H.264 codecs comparison. Comparison of 8 codecs. Six of them were kindly provided by the codecs developers.
Frequently asked questions
|January 2005||First Annual MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264 Video Codecs Comparison
Comparison of 6 codecs with default parameters. Three codecs were kindly provided by the codecs developers.
Frequently asked questions
Selected Comments for First MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison, which were send to us after first MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codecs comparison
|September 2005||JPEG 2000 Image Codecs Comparison
Many JPEG 2000 codecs and one JPEG codec are compared. Difference between several implementations of the standard is shown.
|March 2005||MPEG-4 SP/ASP Video Codecs Comparison
The newest versions of MPEG-4 codecs comparison for their using by an ordinary user for home video compression. Also shown the evolution of the DivX codec.
|October 2004||Lossless Video Codecs Comparison
Comparison of 15 lossless codecs in RGB, YUV2, YV12 colorspaces.
|May 2003||Old Video Codecs Comparison
Comparison of more than 30 video codecs on several sequences and with different parameters.
MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool: Picture types
VQMT 13.0 Online help: List of all picture types available in VQMT and their aliases
Call for HEVC codecs 2019
Fourteen modern video codec comparison
HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2018 (Thirteen MSU Video Codec Comparison)
13th MSU video codecs comparison
HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2017 (Twelfth MSU Video Codec Comparison)
12th MSU video codecs comparison
Call for HEVC codecs 2018
Effective Video Transcoding
- Codecs Comparison & Optimization
- Video Filters
- Video Quality Measurement Tool 3D
Semiautomatic Visual-Attention Modeling
MSU Benchmark Collection