This section provides a brief overview of the tools available in the MPEG-4 standard. A more detailed description can be found in the MPEG-4 Overview [N4505]. Each of these tools is explained in detail in one of the remaining chapters of this book.
The tools are organized in one of four categories—Systems, Visual, Audio, and DMIF—corresponding to the four technology specification Parts of the MPEG-4 standard. The tools listed cover the state of the standard as of February 2002. Since that date, more tools may have been standardized in MPEG-4; for up-to-date information, consult the MPEG Web site, mpeg.telecomitalialab.com [MPEG].
The major tools standardized in MPEG-4 Systems [MPEG4-1] are
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