This is an industry organization whose goalis to develop standards and specifications for the encoding, transmission,and unencoding of video information over various media and network technologies. See also MPEG1 and MPEG2.
An algorithm for the digital processing of full motion video. According to the NII vision, an accepted world standard for multiplexing video, audio, and data for digital television broadcasting. A group of standards for compression and storage of motion video. MPEG-1 provides images of 240 lines x 360 pixel s/line, digital transfer rates up to 1.5 Mbps, and compression ratios of about 100:1. MPEG-2 provides a higher quality picture - 720 horizontal lines x 480 vertical lines (pixels/line). The MPEG-2 standard is used for HDTV, and will be used for cable broadcasts. See also Motion JPEG .