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MPEG refers to a series of multimedia standards and its accronym meand Moving Picture Experts Group.

According to (Wikipedia, retrieved 14:40, 20 March 2007 (MET)), The Moving Picture Experts Group or MPEG is a working group of ISO/IEC charged with the development of video and audio encoding standards. Its first meeting was in May of 1988 in Ottawa, Canada. As of late 2005, MPEG has grown to include approximately 350 members per meeting from various industries, universities, and research institutions. MPEG's official designation is ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11.

A short history

  1. MPEG-1: Initial video and audio compression standard which includes Video CD and MPEG-1 Layer 3 (known as MP3).
  2. MPEG-2: Transport, video and audio standards for broadcast-quality television (used e.g. for digital satellite TV)
  3. MPEG-4: is a complex standard that includes user interaction with "objects". It also includes a multimedia container format (part 14), known as MP4


MPEG-4 includes several standards (called "parts").