A Novel Video Steganography Algorithm Based on Trailing Coecients for H.264/AVC

Yingnan Zhang, Minqing Zhang, Xu An Wang, Ke Niu, Jia Liu


Accompany with the growth of the speed in network, people’s living standard has greatly improved, but the threaten to its information security has also appeared, as an important branch of information security, steganography is a useful method to protect the secret information safety. In view of the high complexity of current video steganographic algorithms, and combining with the trailing coefficient produced in the process of quantization of H.264 encoding standard, we put forward a kind of algorithm based on trailing coefficients. The algorithm firstly conduct DCT transform on the frame, then obtain the trailing coefficient for each quantized DCT blocks, last, embedding by changing its values. The experimental result indicates that: this algorithm has little influence on video quality and has large capacity of steganography, and has a strong anti-steganalysis capability, high robustness. Above all, the information security has been protected.

Full Text:



H. G. Zhang, R. Y. Du, J. M. Fu, et al. Information security: an independent discipline a new subject [J]. information and communication security, 2014, 5: 020.

H. J. Bi. A New Generation of Video Compression Standard---H.264/AVC [M]. Beijing: Posts & Telecom Press, 2005, 110-111.

G. L. Hua, Z. B. Li, B. Feng. Low frequency steganography algorithm for H.264/AVC [J]. Journal on Communications, 2013, 34(Z2), 47-50.

G. C. Langelaar, R. R. Lagendijk. Optimal differential energy watermarking of DCT encode images and video [J]. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001, 10(1): 148-158.

X. J. Ma. The Research on Video Data Hiding Algorithms Based on H.264/AVC [D].Wuhan: Huazhong Univercity of Science and Technology, 2010.

X. S. He, Z. Luo. A Novel Steganographic Algorithm Based on the Motion Vector Phase [C].International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering CSSE.2008.359: 822-825.

W. W. Zhang, R. Zhang, Y. J. Liu , et al . Robust Video Watermarking Algorithm for H.264/AVC Based on Texture Feature [J]. Journal on Communications, 2012, 33(3), 82-89.

C. H. Liu, O. T. Chen. Data Hiding in Intra Prediction Modes of H.264/AVC [J]. IEEE Press. 2008, 3025-3028.

Heidari, Mortaza, G.Shahrokh. Universal image steganalysis using singular values of DCT coefficients [C]. Information Security and Cryptology, 2013 10th International ISC Conference on. IEEE, 2013.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.