This wiki, which is under construction, is part of the Open SVC Decoder.
Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is the name given to an extension of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard which has been developed jointly by ITU-T and ISO/IEC JTC 1.
These two groups created the Joint Video Team (JVT) to develop the standard.
The objective of the SVC standardization has been to extend the AVC standard with scalability features allowing easy adaptation of the bit stream to network and terminal constraints.
SVC provides a high degree of flexibility in terms of scalability dimensions (supporting various temporal/spatial resolutions, SNR/fidelity levels).
What are the benefits in terms of applications
- Ease of adaptation to different terminal capabilities
- Resource conserving transmission, storage, and display of video, e.g., in surveillance applications
- Higher transmission robustness, if combined with unequal error protection
- Ease of Multicast Streaming through heterogeneous networks
Open SVC Decoder aims to implement this new standard and has been included in two open source players, TCPMP and Mplayer.
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