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Error concealment plays an important role in robust video transmission. Recently, Chen and Leung presented an efficient data hiding-based (DH-based) approach to recover corrupted macroblocks from the intra-frame of an H.264/AVC sequence, but it suffers from the quality degradation problem. Since the quantized discrete cosine transform coefficients of an H.264/AVC sequence tend to form a Laplace distribution, we therefore propose a reversible DH-based approach for intra-frame error concealment based on this characteristic. Our design is able to achieve no quality degradation. Experimental results demonstrate that the quality of recovered video sequences obtained by our approach is indeed superior to that of the DH-based method. In addition, the quality advantage of our approach is illustrated when compared with the previous five related methods.