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

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4.2. Basic BIFS Features by Example

In this section, scenes of increasing complexity are described, in order to introduce the basic BIFS features in a gradual manner. To describe concisely and yet precisely the building of a scene, a textual BIFS representation is needed. The MPEG-4 XMT-A format was the natural choice, although it is only introduced in Chapter 6.

In the first three examples, elements of a reformulation of DVD content as MPEG-4 content are explored.

4.2.1. Trivial Scene

The most trivial and yet useful scene in MPEG-4 content may be the typical MPEG-2 scene, or the plain DVD movie chapter. The visual part is made of a rectangular full-screen video, and the audio part is a stereo sound. This is a 2D scene with no interactivity. ...

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