Chapter 13. Profiling and Conformance: Approach and Overview
 The introductory sections of this chapter are adapted from Signal Processing: Image Communication, 15 (4–5) (2000), Rob Koenen, pp. 463–478, “Profiles and Levels in MPEG-4: Approach and Overview.,” Copyright 2000, with permission from Elsevier Science.
by Rob Koenen and Fernando Pereira
Keywords: MPEG-4, profile, level, conformance, MPEG-4 Video, MPEG-4 Audio, MPEG-4 Systems, interoperability, interworking
Profiles and levels in MPEG-4 are standardized in order to give users a number of well-defined and well-chosen conformance points. They serve two main purposes: (a) ensuring interoperability between MPEG-4 implementations and (b) allowing conformance to the standard to be tested. ...