In this paper we propose a scalable video coding scheme that
utilizes the embedded block coding with optimal truncation
(EBCOT) compression algorithm. Three dimensional spatio-temporal
decomposition of the video sequence succeeded by compression
using the EBCOT generates a SNR and resolution scalable bit
stream. The proposed video coding algorithm not only performs closer to the MPEG-4 video coding standard in compression efficiency but also provides better SNR and resolution scalability. Experimental results show that the performance of the proposed algorithm does better than the 3-D SPIHT (Set Partitioning in Hierarchial Trees)
algorithm by 1.5dB.