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Interactive TV Standards by Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Steven Morris

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8 Basic MPEG Concepts in MHP and OCAP

The ability to access broadcast content is a feature of many applications. This chapter introduces the basic concepts associated with the various types of media content in MHP and OCAP systems, and discusses the core classes that let us refer to elements of a broadcast stream.

Given that a number of the APIs in MHP and OCAP deal with concepts related to MPEG, and particularly to MPEG in a broadcast environment, the classes that describe these concepts are important to both application and middleware developers. They are not very glamorous, but you will often see them being used by other APIs in the two middleware stacks. These classes describe an MPEG-2 transport stream and the various elements that make ...

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