# A Fast and Efficient Inter Mode Decision Algorithm for the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard

### Skoudarli Abdellah, Nibouche Mokhtar, Serir Amina

#### Abstract

The H.264/AVC video coding standard is used in a wide range of applications from video conferencing to high-definition TV. Compared to the previous standard, the H.264/AVC has significantly better performance in terms of PSNR and visual quality at the same bit rate. It uses a complex mode decision technique based on rate-distortion optimization (RDO). Therefore, this technique introduces a high computational complexity. However, the computational complexity is one key challenge for the high efficient compression. In order to reduce the H.264/AVC complexity a new efficient and fast mode decision algorithm, based on the spatial homogeneity and temporal stationary characteristics of the current macroblock, is proposed in this paper. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm is able to reduce up to 66,90 % of the computational complexity compared to the high complexity algorithm in the JM16.1 reference software with tolerant performance degradation.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Abdellah S., Mokhtar N. and Amina S. (2013). **A Fast and Efficient Inter Mode Decision Algorithm for the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard** . In *Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and 10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2013)* ISBN 978-989-8565-74-7, pages 79-85. DOI: 10.5220/0004527800790085

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{sigmap13,

author={Skoudarli Abdellah and Nibouche Mokhtar and Serir Amina},

title={A Fast and Efficient Inter Mode Decision Algorithm for the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and 10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2013)},

year={2013},

pages={79-85},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0004527800790085},

isbn={978-989-8565-74-7},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and 10th International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2013)

TI - A Fast and Efficient Inter Mode Decision Algorithm for the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard

SN - 978-989-8565-74-7

AU - Abdellah S.

AU - Mokhtar N.

AU - Amina S.

PY - 2013

SP - 79

EP - 85

DO - 10.5220/0004527800790085