Publication detail

HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 for Full HD and UHD Video: Is There Any Difference in QoE?

KUFA, J. POLÁK, L. KRATOCHVÍL, T.

Original Title

HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 for Full HD and UHD Video: Is There Any Difference in QoE?

English Title

HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 for Full HD and UHD Video: Is There Any Difference in QoE?

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Interest in playing/streaming multimedia content in Full High Definition (Full HD) and the upcoming Ultra High Definition (UHD) is rapidly increasing. However, TVs with such resolutions has higher hardware and bandwidth requirements. Hence, advanced compression tools are essential to provide TV services in Full HD and UHD quality. The aim of this paper is to explore coding efficiency performance of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and VP9 compression tools for video content in Full HD and UHD resolutions. Performance of both video compression tools is evaluated and compared with objective and subjective video quality metrics. The results show that the HEVC and VP9 codecs for Full HD and UHD videos have comparable coding efficiency. Moreover, in several cases, Quality of Experience (QoE) for Full HD, depending on the video content and target bitrate, can outperform QoE for UHD.

English abstract

Interest in playing/streaming multimedia content in Full High Definition (Full HD) and the upcoming Ultra High Definition (UHD) is rapidly increasing. However, TVs with such resolutions has higher hardware and bandwidth requirements. Hence, advanced compression tools are essential to provide TV services in Full HD and UHD quality. The aim of this paper is to explore coding efficiency performance of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and VP9 compression tools for video content in Full HD and UHD resolutions. Performance of both video compression tools is evaluated and compared with objective and subjective video quality metrics. The results show that the HEVC and VP9 codecs for Full HD and UHD videos have comparable coding efficiency. Moreover, in several cases, Quality of Experience (QoE) for Full HD, depending on the video content and target bitrate, can outperform QoE for UHD.

Keywords

HEVC; VP9; PSNR; SSIM; VQM; MOS; QoE

Released

12.09.2016

Publisher

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Location

Zagreb

ISBN

978-953-184-221-1

Book

Proceedings ELMAR-2016

Edition number

1

Pages from

51

Pages to

55

Pages count

5

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT128094,
  author="Jan {Kufa} and Ladislav {Polák} and Tomáš {Kratochvíl}",
  title="HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 for Full HD and UHD Video: Is There Any Difference in QoE?",
  annote="Interest in playing/streaming multimedia content in Full High Definition (Full HD) and the upcoming Ultra High Definition (UHD) is rapidly increasing. However, TVs with such resolutions has higher hardware and bandwidth requirements. Hence, advanced compression tools are essential to provide TV services in Full HD and UHD quality. The aim of this paper is to explore coding efficiency performance of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and VP9 compression tools for video content in Full HD and UHD resolutions. Performance of both video compression tools is evaluated and compared with objective and subjective video quality metrics. The results show that the HEVC and VP9 codecs for Full HD and UHD videos have comparable coding efficiency. Moreover, in several cases, Quality of Experience (QoE) for Full HD, depending on the video content and target bitrate, can outperform QoE for UHD.",
  address="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing",
  booktitle="Proceedings ELMAR-2016",
  chapter="128094",
  doi="10.1109/ELMAR.2016.7731753",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing",
  year="2016",
  month="september",
  pages="51--55",
  publisher="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing",
  type="conference paper"
}