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61The 4th Codec

 

Joe McCleskey

 

 

 

 

How MPEG-4 will Revolutionize Digital Media

If you are at all familiar with digital video and audio technology, you’ve probably heard or read the term MPEG (emm-peg) by now. This acronym, which stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, refers to a set of standards agreed upon by an international group of top-notch audio/ video technicians for creating and playing digital video and sound. The MPEG set of standards has worked its way into our everyday lives: DVD, digital satellite television, digital cable and Internet music all make use of the MPEG standards.

In this article, we’ll take a look at one of the newest and most promising of these standards: MPEG-4. We’ll examine what makes MPEG-4 so interesting ...

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