MPEG coded video may be processed for quality assessment or postprocessed to reduce coding artifacts or transcoded. Utilizing information about the MPEG stream may be useful for these tasks. This paper deals with estimating MPEG parameter information from the decoded video stream without access to the MPEG stream. This may be used in systems and applications where the coded stream is not accessible. Detection of MPEG I-frames and DCT (discrete cosine transform) block size is presented. For the I-frames, the quantization parameters are estimated. Combining these with statistics of the reconstructed DCT coefficients, the PSNR is estimated from the decoded video without reference images. Tests on decoded fixed rate MPEG2 sequences demonstrate perfect detection rates and good performance of the PSNR estimation.
|Title of host publication||Picture Coding Symposium, 2009. PCS 2009|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||27th Picture Coding Symposium - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: 6 May 2009 → 8 May 2009
Conference number: 27
|Conference||27th Picture Coding Symposium|
|Period||06/05/2009 → 08/05/2009|