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When the appearances of the tracked object and surrounding background change during tracking, fixed feature space tends to cause tracking failure. To address this problem, we propose a method to embed adaptive feature selection into mean shift tracking framework. From a feature set, the most discriminative features are selected after ranking these features based on their Bayes error rates, which are estimated from object and background samples. For the selected features, a criterion is proposed to evaluate their stability for tracking and to guide feature reselection. The selected features are used to generate a weight image, in which mean shift is employed to locate the object. Moreover, a simple yet effective scale adaptation method is proposed to deal with object changing in size. Experiments on several video sequences show the effectiveness of the proposed method.