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MPEG-4 Book, The by Touradj Ebrahimi, Fernando Pereira

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1.1. MPEG-4 Objectives

Although MPEG discussions about projects beyond MPEG-2 began as early as May 1991, at the Paris MPEG meeting, it was not until September 1993 that the MPEG Applications and Operational Environments (AOE) subgroup was set up and met for the first time. The main task of this subgroup was to identify the applications and requirements relevant to the far-term, very low bit-rate coding solution to be developed by International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/MPEG as stated in the initial MPEG-4 project description [N271]. At the same time, the near-term hybrid coding solution being developed within the International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Low Bit-rate Coding (LBC) group ...

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