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Understanding MPEG 4 by Klaus Diepold, Sebastian Moeritz

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CHAPTER 2

MPEG—Organization and Standard

You may have heard or read the abbreviation “MPEG.” You may have various associations attached to this four-letter term. Chances are that the associations you have are either with video on DVDs or with digital broadcast television. Other people immediately think about audio files on the Web or Napster or similar MP3 file-sharing systems. People think of all sorts of things when they hear the term MPEG. However, the truth about what MPEG actually stands for and what it represents is not generally known. And for the average consumer, there is no immediate need to. Many people don’t understand how a mobile phone works in detail or what GSM stands for and they can still make use of these technologies. This ...

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