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The MPEG2 Standard is defined in [[ITU-T H.222.0]] and specifies the different [[MPEG2 Stream Format]]s.
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The [http://www.chiariglione.org/mpeg/about_mpeg.htm Moving Picture Coding Experts Group] (MPEG) was established by [http://www.chiariglione.org/leonardo/ Leonardo Chiariglione]
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in January 1988.
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The MPEG-2 Standard is defined in ISO-13818, which is comprised of the following documents (some of them are also published by ITU):
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*;ISO-13818-1 aka ITU-T H.222.0 : Systems (definition of the [[MPEG-2 Stream Format]]s, the [[MPEG-2 Decoder|decoder]] model and the timing/synchronization model)
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*;ISO-13818-2 aka ITU-T H.262 : Video
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*;ISO-13818-3 : Audio
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*;ISO-13818-4 : Conformance testing (read if you want to write a multiplexer or an encoder)
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*;ISO-13818-6 : Extensions for DSM-CC (Digital Storage Media Command and Control).  The [[DSM-CC|DSM-CC specification]] covers several different aspects of broadband service delivery, including that addressed by the "Download" Protocol.  The Download Protocol, in turn, contains several variations, including the [[DSM-CC Object Carousel Protocol|DSM-CC Object Carousel]], which is used to transmit interactive multimedia information, such as found in the case with [[MHP]] or [[MHEG-5]] applications, as well as other data.
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*;ISO-13818-7 : Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
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For a full list of the MPEG-2 standard's documents, see the ISO website (link provided below).
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==Also See==
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* Given that the MPEG-2 Standard is a superset of the [[MPEG-1 Standard]], you will find that it will in places (particularly in the case of audio coding discussions) refer to the older MPEG-1 standards documents, so you may wish to read ISO-11172 as well
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* The [[DVB Standards]]
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* The [[ATSC|ATSC Standard]]s
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==External Links==
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* You can buy all of the above documents from the [http://www.iso.ch/ ISO website]; however they are quite expensive.
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* [http://www.itu.int/ ITU], on the other hand, comes to the rescue by permitting any individual to (after registration)  [http://ecs.itu.ch/cgi-bin/ebookshop/ download up to three documents for free].
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-2 Wikipedia's MPEG-2 article]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG Wikipedia's MPEG article]
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Latest revision as of 18:28, 17 January 2008

The Moving Picture Coding Experts Group (MPEG) was established by Leonardo Chiariglione in January 1988.

The MPEG-2 Standard is defined in ISO-13818, which is comprised of the following documents (some of them are also published by ITU):

  • ISO-13818-2 aka ITU-T H.262 
    Video
  • ISO-13818-3 
    Audio
  • ISO-13818-4 
    Conformance testing (read if you want to write a multiplexer or an encoder)
  • ISO-13818-6 
    Extensions for DSM-CC (Digital Storage Media Command and Control). The DSM-CC specification covers several different aspects of broadband service delivery, including that addressed by the "Download" Protocol. The Download Protocol, in turn, contains several variations, including the DSM-CC Object Carousel, which is used to transmit interactive multimedia information, such as found in the case with MHP or MHEG-5 applications, as well as other data.
  • ISO-13818-7 
    Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)

For a full list of the MPEG-2 standard's documents, see the ISO website (link provided below).

Also See

  • Given that the MPEG-2 Standard is a superset of the MPEG-1 Standard, you will find that it will in places (particularly in the case of audio coding discussions) refer to the older MPEG-1 standards documents, so you may wish to read ISO-11172 as well
  • The DVB Standards
  • The ATSC Standards

External Links