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What is MPEG format?

MPEG (pronounced EHM-pehg), the Moving Picture Experts Group, develops standards for digital video and digital audio compression. It operates under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The MPEG standards are an evolving series, each designed for a different purpose.

To use MPEG video files, you need a personal computer with sufficient processor speed, internal memory, and hard disk space to handle and play the typically large MPEG file (which has a file name suffix of .mpg). You also need an MPEG viewer or client software that plays MPEG files. (Note that .mp3 file suffixes indicate MP3 (MPEG-1 audio layer-3) files, not MPEG-3 standard files.) You can download shareware or commercial MPEG players from a number of sites on the Web.

The Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) MPEG-4 is a standard that is used to compress digital video and audio data. It is commonly used for streaming video on the internet, videophone style conversation, broadcast television, and CD distribution. MPEG-4 is currently still in development, although it is used in many sectors of society; and there are various parts of the project which are not widely advertised leading to issues with MPEG-4 compatibility on various systems.

Most of the common problems associated with MPEG-4 stem from the misrepresentation of which parts are necessary for video and audio playback. Even though there are 23 different parts to the MPEG-4 standard, most of the problems have arisen as a result of discrepancies in part 2 and part 10. MPEG-4 part 2, also known as SP/ASP, is used by various video and audio codecs such as DivX, QuickTime 6, and Xvid. MPEG-4 part 10, also known as AVC/H.264 is used by video and audio codecs such as QuickTime 7, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc formats.

Although there are many parts associated with MPEG-4, it is left up to the developers over which parts they wish to implement. Despite allowing flexibility with the set of standards used by each developer, a problem with determining which products offer which codec support has arisen. In order to combat this growing problem, some have proposed the idea to implement various profiles or levels which can better define which MPEG-4 parts are used in an application.

As MPEG-4 is a proprietary technology, it requires licensing in order to be used. Just getting access to the base standards documents costs money, and anyone who wishes to create a program that can play back or encode files in MPEG-4 must first purchase a license from The MPEG Licensing Authority. There are currently many companies which have licensed the technology including prominent technology companies such as: Canon, General Electric, Mitsubishi, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba just to name a few.

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What's New:

ImageAVAide DVD Ripper - 28/4/2008 Release
Rip DVD to all popular video or audio formats like DVD to MKV, MPEG, WMV, MP4, AVI , MP3 etc.

ImageAVAide Video Converter - 26/4/2008 Release
Convert video between all popular video formats like mkv to ipod, mkv to avi, mkv to dvd, etc.

ImageDVD To MKV Converter - 16/4/2008 Release
which helps you Convert Video from DVD to MKV (Matroska Video) with amazing fast and quality.

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