The goal of MPEG-4 tools is to enable the deployment of applications for users. Listing all the applications enabled by MPEG-4 is impossible. The limits of MPEG-4 applications depend only on the creativity of the application developers. Some of the application areas for which the MPEG-4 standard provides interesting functionality are
Streaming multimedia over the Internet/Intranet
Digital multimedia broadcast
Content-based storage and retrieval
Interactive media distributed on (optical) storage
Studio and television postproduction
A description of many example MPEG-4 applications can be found in the MPEG-4 Applications document [N2724]. The ...