Antutu Video Tester Automatically Tests Video and Audio Codecs & Playback Quality in Android

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When I read a review about MK808B Plus this morning, I noticed the reviewer used Antutu Video Tester to evaluate video/audio performance of the device. Somehow I had never noticed it, and Antutu developers claim it can not only check whether video or audio codec are supported, but the tool can also give an appraisal of video quality:

AnTuTu Video Test is a professional tool for testing video playback capability of Android Smart TV, set-top boxes and other devices. It integrates a few featured videos and testing algorithms that can help users judge the playback performance of the devices clearly. AnTuTu video test can not only detect the video playback formats devices support, but also can test the playback quality of devices.

Antutu_Video_TesterSo I decided to try it out on Open Hour Chameleon Android media player based on Rockchip RK3288 processor. The first test you click on Video Test will it download the video samples (155 MB), all very short files based on Sintel video from the Blender Foundation with different resolutions, video & audio codecs. Once the download is complete, the test will automatically, and it last just maybe 2 or 3 minutes, so it’s much faster than manual testing.

Let’s check out the results and list of files.

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Video Tester Results (Click to Enlarge)

So they test a bunch of videos with 1080p and 2160p resolution with the most common codec, but it’s far from extensive. Based on this table, the only problem with the box is that it can not play DTS or AC-3 files with the video player (stock?) used in the tester. So overall it does not look that bad. But since I noticed some 1080p pixelated videos, and/or skipped frames, Chameleon got just 263 points, which is rather low compared to some other television sets or TV boxes, and should mean Antutu Video Tester does indeed take into account video playback “quality” as advertised.

Antutu_Video_Tester_Top_Scores_for_TVHimedia Q5 with HiSilicon SoC (three models are available), Letv C1S with a dual core processor @ 1.5 GHz / Mali-400MP2 GPU, and Kaiboer F5 featuring Mstar MSO9180 SoC are the top three TV boxes based on this test, but unfortunately these are mostly reserved to the Chinese market.

Have you tried on your Android media player? What’s your score?

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Michael
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I noticed that when I did run the test, some of the videos passed but watching the actual test, you could see them choke. For example, in my MK808B Plus review, the VP8 video passed but playback was really choppy. I wish the app would log things like framerate/dropped/skipped frames, etc

Harley
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Harley

This does not actually test if hardware video/audio decoding works using VPU/DSP?

http://kodi.wiki/view/Android_hardware

Does this not only test software video/audio decoding using raw CPU compute?

Harley
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Harley

I believe this tests simply only runs software decode using raw CPU compute power as a way to compare CPU performance.

Cris
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Cris

my score is 382, what does it mean? does this have a guide where I can translate the scores for better understanding?

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no_spam_for_me

Hi,

the ‘Tronsmart Draco AW80’ get 704… but I don’t know about the symbol with the number at the score, because I get a 5 and if 704 is the truth, it must be 1… (http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?20763-AnTuTu-Video-Tester)
And at the RK3288 (UBOX at 111K4) I get 320 with a 3 (http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?21764-ro-sys-hiritsu-(Real-AnTuTu-result)&p=269620&viewfull=1#post269620)…

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@cnxsoft
Ahhh, ok, this means ‘stars’ and not ‘place’… 🙂

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Theguyuk
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On my mbox m8 s802, 2gb, Android 4.4 scored 911 . HD TV.