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MPEG-A: A Step Forward in MPEG Standardization



Diepold Klaus, F Pereira, Wo L. Chang


MPEG standards are shaping the multimedia landscape since the beginning of the nineties. After the MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 multimedia coding standards, the MPEG-7 content description standard and the MPEG-21 multimedia framework standard, MPEG is taking another step forward to impact the multimedia market. The MPEG-A standard targets the specification of Multimedia Application Formats, which are a class of 'super-formats' defined across MPEG standards or parts of standards; these super-formats target the provision of an additional level of interoperability on the application level, satisfying the growing need of users for more integrated solutions.
IEEE Multimedia


interoperability, MEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-21, MPEG-4, MPEG-7


Klaus, D. , Pereira, F. and Chang, W. (2005), MPEG-A: A Step Forward in MPEG Standardization, IEEE Multimedia (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021