SVC Test Streams

Test H.264/SVC equipment


Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is a great improvement of H.264 encoding to enable to decompose a video in several layers, to target different devices (mobile, SDTV, HDTV...) and/or different types of end-users (indoor, outdoor, in car, pedestrian, etc.).


AccepTV proposes a set of SVC Test Streams. Each test stream is available in several formats: .264 (Elementary Stream), .ts (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) and .mp4 (MPEG-4 container).

These streams enable to test the functionalities of SVC decoders or Set-Top Boxes.

But these streams also permit to perform interoperability tests of H.264/AVC decoders (or Set-Top Boxes) since these decoders should normally be able to decode the base layer.


Each stream has a duration of about 2 minutes.

The original video footage (representing rockets which take off) is provided courtesy of NASA (as required by their licenses, the NASA name is displayed in a corner of the image).

The streams cover the following resolutions:

  • 704x576i50
  • 704x576i50 + 1280x720p25
  • 704x576i50 + 1280x720p50
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x576i50 + 1280x720p25
  • 720x576i50 + 1280x720p50
  • 1280x720p25
  • 1280x720p50
  • 1280x720p25 + 1920x1080p25
  • 1920x1080i50
  • 1920x1080i50 + 1920x1080p50