Majority of traffic analysis tools today are based on NetFlow technology including its more recent successor, IPFIX protocol. Even with the flexibility of IPFIX in mind, processing traffic in realtime is still difficult. Given the urgent need for lightweight methods in the area, this paper is crossing inter-disciplinary borders to find a solution. Specifically, this paper looks into a possibility of applying video compression to 2D visualization of traffic in search for anomalies. The proposed method is applied to detection of Flash Crowds in traffic and is found successful when compared to other methods.
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