[FFmpeg-user] Quantify Video Quality
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Wed Feb 29 08:36:16 CET 2012
2012/2/28 Atish Kathpal <atish.kathpal at gmail.com>
> @ Andrey yes, thats right. I am interested in finding if there is any
> difference in quality of videos derived from an uncompressed (YUV) master
> as against an AVI master. And I would like to put some numbers against that
> quality, rather than having to manually look at the videos to know how they
> differ in terms of quality.
> Is there a tool to help me do that? Can FFmpeg itself report the
> signal:noise ratios you talk about?
I guess FFmpeg can't do this directly, but MSU Video Quality Measurement
Tool from Moscow State University (
is the tool you need. It's not open source, but have a free version which
works perfectly for such a job. Maybe you will need some handwork with
FFmpeg (decode or change container, that does not affect quality) to get
files you can feed into MSU tool. I suggest you go for some kind of SSIM
insted of PSNR.
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM, Andrey Utkin <
> andrey.krieger.utkin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2012/2/28 Jim Worrall <coniophora at gmail.com>:
> > > It is hard to imagine that the quality of the final transcoded videos
> > > could be improved by going from an uncompressed file through some
> > > (unspecified) codecs in an AVI first. I would assume that the final
> > > file made directly from the YUV is better.
> > >
> > > To compare the quality, I would just look at a few samples.
> > As i got the idea, the guy asks how can he calculate Signal to Noise
> > Ratio in derived files.
> > --
> > Andrey Utkin
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