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Frequently Asked Questions about the ISO video and audio formats MPEG 1, 2 and 4.

This FAQ about the ISO video and audio formats MPEG 1, 2 and 4 was compiled and written by Frank Gadegast phade@cs.tu-berlin.de with numerous contributions by others.

-01 What is MPEG?
MPEG is a group of people that meet under ISO (the ...
-02 Then what's JBIG and MHEG?
Sorry I mentioned them. Ok, I'll simply say that JBIG is for ...
-03 So how does MPEG I work?
First off, it starts with a relatively low resolution ...
-04 So is each frame predicted from the last frame? (MPEG-video)
No. The scheme is a little more complicated than that. There ...
-05 Hmm. Where did they get 352x240? (MPEG-video)
That derives from the CCIR-601 digital television standard ...
-06 What if I'm in Europe? (MPEG-video)
For 50 Hz display standards (PAL, SECAM) change the number of ...
-07 You didn't mention anything about the audio compression. (MPEG-video)
Oh, right. Well, I don't know as much about the audio compression....
-08 So how much does it compress? (MPEG-video)
As I mentioned before, audio CD data rates are about 1.5 Mbits/s....
-09 What's phase II? (MPEG-video)
As I said, there is a considerable loss of quality in going ...
-10 Why not just scale up what you're doing with MPEG I? (MPEG-video)
The main difficulty is the interlacing. The simplest way to ...
-11 So what works? (MPEG-video)
Basically, derivations of MPEG I worked quite well, with one ...
-12 How do I join MPEG? (MPEG-video)
You don't join MPEG. You have to participate in ISO as part of ...
-13 Well, then how do I get the documents, like the MPEG I standard ? (MPEG-video)
MPEG is a ISO standard. It's exact name is ISO CD 11172....
-14 What is MPEG? (MPEG-Audio)
MPEG is an ISO committee that proposes standards for ...
-15 So we have a family of three audio coding schemes. What does the MPEG standard define, exactly? (MPEG-Audio)
For each Layer, the standard specifies the bitstream format ...
-16 What are the main differences between the three Layers, from a global view? (MPEG-Audio)
From Layer-1 to Layer-3,...
-17 Which Layer should I use for my application? (MPEG-Audio)
Good Question. Of course, it depends on all your requirements. ...
-18 So how does MPEG audio work?
Well, first you need to know how sound is stored in a ...
-19 Tell me more about sound quality. How good is MPEG audio compression? And how do you assess that?
Today, there is no alternative to expensive listening tests. ...
-20 Now that I know how to assess quality, come on, tell me the results of these tests. (MPEG-Audio)
Well, for details you should study one of those AES papers ...
-21 So how does MPEG achieve this compression ratio? (MPEG-Audio)
Well, with audio you basically have two alternatives. Either ...
-22 Explain this masking effect. (MPEG-Audio)
OK, say you have a strong tone with a frequency of 1000Hz. ...
-23 Before? (MPEG-Audio)
Yes, if there is a significant (30 - 40dB ) shift in level. ...
-24 Tell me about the complexity. What are the hardware demands? (MPEG-Audio)
Alright. First, we have to separate between decoder and ...
-25 How many audio channels? (MPEG-Audio)
MPEG-1 allows for two audio channels. These can be either ...
-26 What about the audio codec delay? (MPEG-Audio)
Well, the standard gives some figures of the theoretical ...
-27 OK, I am hooked on! Where can I find more technical informations about MPEG audio coding, especially about Layer- 3?
Well, there is a variety of AES papers, e.g....
-28 Where can I get more details about MPEG audio?
Still more details? No shit. You can get the full ISO spec ...
-29 What is MPEG, exactly? (ISO-MPEG Standard - MPEG Audio Layer-3)
MPEG is the Moving Picture Experts Group, working under the joint ...
-30 What is the status of MPEG's work, then? What about MPEG-1, -2, and so on? (ISO-MPEG Standard - MPEG Audio Layer-3)
MPEG approaches the growing need for multimedia standards step-by-...
-31 MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 are ready-for-use. How do the standards look like? (ISO-MPEG Standard - MPEG Audio Layer-3)
Both standards consist of 4 main parts....
-32 Talking about MPEG audio coding, I heard a lot about "Layer 1, 2 and 3". What does it mean, exactly? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
MPEG describes the compression of audio signals using high performance ...
-33 So we have a family of three audio coding schemes. What does the MPEG standard define, exactly? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
For each Layer, the standard specifies the bitstream format and the ...
-34 What have the three audio Layers in common? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
All Layers use the same basic structure. The coding scheme can be ...
-35 What are the main differences between the three Layers, from a global view? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
From Layer-1 to Layer-3,...
-36 What are the main differences between MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 in the audio part? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 use the same family of audio codecs, Layer-1, -2 ...
-37 A lot of new stuff! Is this all compatible to each other? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
Well, more or less, yes - with the execption of the low sample rate ...
-38 You mean: compatible!? With all these extra audio channels? Please explain! (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
Compatibility has been a major topic during the MPEG-2 definition phase. ...
-39 I heard something about a new NBC mode for MPEG-2 audio? What does it mean? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
NBC stands for non-backwards compatible. During the development ...
-40 O.K., that should do for a first overview. Are there some papers for a more detailed information? (MPEG Audio Codec Family ("Layer 1, 2, 3"))
Sure! You'll find more technical informations about MPEG audio coding ...
-41 O.K., let us concentrate on one or two audio channels. Which Layer shall I use for my application? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Good Question. Of course, it depends on all your requirements. But as a ...
-42 Why does the performance increase with the number of the Layer? Why does the standard define a family of audio codecs instead of one single powerful algorithm? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Well, the MPEG standard has forged together two main coding schemes ...
-43 Wait a second! I understand that Layer-3 has been an important asset to the MPEG-1 standard, to address the high-quality low bitrate applications. With the advent of the "low sample rate extension (LSF)" in MPEG-2, is it still necessary to rely on Layer-3 to achieve a high-quality sound at low bitrates? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Yes, for sure! Please, don't mix up MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 LSF. MPEG-2 ...
-44 Tell me more about sound quality. How do you assess that? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Today, there is no alternative to expensive listening tests. During the ISO-...
-45 Is there really no alternative to listening tests? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
No, there is not. With perceptual codecs, all traditional quality ...
-46 O.K., back to these listening tests. Come on, tell me some results. (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Well, for details you should study one of those AES papers or MPEG ...
-47 Very interesting! Tell me more about this recommendation! (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
The task group TG 10/2 concluded its work in October 93. The draft ...
-48 I see. Medium bitrates - Layer-2, low bitrates - Layer-3. What's about a bitrate of 96 kbps per channel that seems to be "somewhere in between" Layer-2 and Layer-3 domains? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Interesting question. In fact, a total bitrate of 192 kbps for stereo music is ...
-49 Someone told me that in the ITU-R tests, there was some trouble with Layer-3, specifically on male voice in the German language. Still, Layer-3 got the recommendation for "commentary links". Can you explain that? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Yes. For commentary links, the quality requirements for speech were to be ...
-50 O.K., a Layer-2 codec at low bitrates may sound poor today, but couldn't that be improved in the future? I guess you just told me before that the encoder is not fixed in the standard. (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Good thinking! As the sound quality mainly depends on the encoder ...
-51 What other topics do I have to keep in mind? Tell me about the complexity of Layer-3. (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
O.K. First, we have to separate between decoder and encoder, as the ...
-52 Quality, complexity - what about the codec delay? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Well, the standard gives some figures of the theoretical minimum delay:...
-53 For some applications, a very short delay is of critical importance: e.g. in a feedback link, a reporter can only talk intelligibly if the overall delay is below around 10 ms. Here, do I have to forget about MPEG audio at all? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
-54 Someone told me that, with Layer-3, the codec delay would depend on the actual audio signal, varying over the time. Is this really true? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
No. The codec delay does not depend on the audio signal.With all Layers, ...
-55 All in all, you sound as if anybody should use Layer-3 for low bitrates. Why on earth do some vendors still offer only Layer-2 equipment for these applications? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Applications)
Well, maybe because they started to design and develop their systems ...
-56 What are the main fields of application for Layer-3? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Products)
Simply put: all applications that need high-quality sound at very low ...
-57 What kind of Layer-3 products are already available? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Products)
An increasing number of applications benefit from the advanced features ...
-58 I understand that Fraunhofer-IIS has been the main developer of MPEG audio Layer-3. What can they do for me? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Support by Fraunhofer-IIS)
The Fraunhofer-IIS focusses on applied research. Its engineers have ...
-59 What are the latest audio demonstrations disclosed by Fraunhofer-IIS? (MPEG Audio Layer-3 Support by Fraunhofer-IIS)
At the Tonmeistertagung 11.94 in Karlsruhe, Germany, the IIS ...
-60 MPEG Audio Layer-3 Shareware Information
The Layer 3 Shareware is copyright Fraunhofer - IIS 1994,1995....
-61 What is MPEG-1+ ?
This was a little mail-talk between harti@harti.de (Stefan Hartmann)...
-62 What is MPEG-2?
MPEG-2
-63 What is MPEG video syntax ?
MPEG video syntax provides an efficient way to represent ...
-64 MPEG Myths
A brief summary myths....
-65 MPEG Myths p2
4. Display picture size is the same as the coded picture ...
-66 MPEG Myths p3
6. Sequence structure is fixed to a specific I,P,B frame pattern....
-67 The 6 Steps to Claiming Bogously High Compression Ratios: (MPEG-2)
MPEG video is often quoted as achieving compression ratios over 100:1,...
-68 What are the parts of the MPEG document? (MPEG-2)
The MPEG-1 specification (official title: ISO/IEC 11172 ...
-69 What is the evolution of an MPEG/ISO document? (MPEG-2)
In chronological order:...
-70 MPEG in periodicals? (MPEG-2)
The following journals and conferences have been known to ...
-71 MPEG Book? (MPEG-2)
Several MPEG books are under development. ...
-72 MPEG is a DCT based scheme? (MPEG-2)
The DCT and Huffman algorithms receive the most press coverage (e.g....
-73 What are constant and variable bitrate streams? (MPEG-2)
Constant bitrate streams are buffer regulated to allow ...
-74 What is statistical multiplexing ? (MPEG-2)
Progressive explanation:...
-75 How does MPEG achieve compression? (MPEG-2)
Here are some typical statistical conditions addressed by ...
-76 What is the difference between MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 syntax?
Section D.9 of ISO/IEC 13818-2 is an informative piece of ...
-77 How does MPEG achieve compression? Sequence layer:
MPEG-2 can represent interlaced or progressive video sequences,...
-78 How does MPEG achieve compression? Group of Pictures:
The concept of the Group of Pictures layer does not exist in MPEG-2....
-79 How does MPEG achieve compression? Picture layer:
In MPEG-2, a frame may be coded progressively or interlaced, ...
-80 How does MPEG achieve compression? Slice:
To aid implementations which break the decoding process into ...
-81 How does MPEG achieve compression? Macroblock:
motion vectors are now always represented along a half-pel grid. ...
-82 How does MPEG achieve compression? Block:
alternate scan introduced a new run-length entropy scanning ...
-83 How does MPEG achieve compression? Sample:
The two chrominace pictures (Cb, Cr) possess only half the ...
-84 How does MPEG achieve compression? Misc.:
copyright_id extension can identify whether a sequence or subset ...
-85 How does MPEG syntax facilitate parallelism ? (MPEG-2)
For MPEG-1, slices may consist of an arbitrary number of macroblocks....
-86 What is the MPEG color space and sample precision? (MPEG-2)
MPEG strictly specifies the YCbCr color space, not YUV or YIQ or ...
-87 What is the sample precision of MPEG ? How many colors can MPEG represent ? (MPEG-2)
By definition, MPEG samples have no more and no less than 8-...
-88 How are the subsampled chroma samples cited ? (MPEG-2)
-89 How do you tell an MPEG-1 bitstream from an MPEG-2 bitstream ?
All MPEG-2 bitstreams must contain specific extension headers ...
-90 What are start codes? (MPEG-2)
These 32-bit byte-aligned codes provide a mechanism for ...
-91 Coded block pattern (MPEG-2)
Coded block pattern:...
-92 Why is the DC value always divided by 8 ? (MPEG-2)
Clarification point: The DC value of Intra coded blocks is quantized ...
-93 Why is there a special VLC for DCT_coefficient_first:? (MPEG-2)
Since the coded_block_pattern in NON-INTRA macroblocks signals ...
-94 What's the deal with End of Block ? (MPEG-2)
Saves unnecessary run-length codes. At optimal bitrates, there ...
-95 What's this Macroblock stuffing, dammit ?: (MPEG-2)
A genuine pain for VLSI implementations, macroblock stuffing ...
-96 What's the deal with slice_vertical_position and macroblock_address_increment? (MPEG-2)
The absolute position of the first macroblock within a slice is ...
-97 What is meant by modified Huffman VLC tables: (MPEG-2)
The VLC tables in MPEG are not Huffman tables in the true sense ...
-98 How does MPEG handle 3:2 pulldown?
MPEG-1 video decoders had to decide for themselves when to perform 3:...
-99 After all this standardization, what's left for research? (MPEG-2)
-100 Are some encoders better than others ? (MPEG-2)
Definitely. For example, the motion estimation search range of ...
-101 Is the encoder standardized ? (MPEG-2)
The encoder rests just outside the normative scope of the standard,...
-102 What is the TM (Test Model) ? What is the TM rate control and adaptive quantization technique ? (MPEG-2)
The Test model (MPEG-2) and Simulation Model (MPEG-1) were not, ...
-103 How does the TM work? (MPEG-2)
Rate control and adaptive quantization are divided into three steps:...
-104 Can motion vectors be used to determine object velocity? (MPEG-2)
Motion vector information cannot be reliably used as a means ...
-105 Is it possible to code interlaced video with MPEG-1 syntax? (MPEG-2)
Two methods can be applied to interlaced video that ...
-106 Can MPEG be used to code still frames ? (MPEG-2)
Yes. MPEG Intra pictures are similar to baseline sequential JPEG pictures....
-107 Why was the 8x8 DCT size chosen? (MPEG-2)
A. Experiments showed little compaction gains could be achieved ...
-108 Why was the 16x16 prediction size chosen? (MPEG-2)
The 16x16 area corresponds to the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of ...
-109 What do B-pictures buy you? (MPEG-2)
Since bi-directional macroblock predictions are an average of ...
-110 Why do some people hate B-frames? (MPEG-2)
Computational complexity, bandwidth, end-to-end delay, and ...
-111 How are interlaced and progressive pictures indicated in MPEG? (MPEG-2)
The following tree may help illustrate the possible layers ...
-112 What does it mean to be compliant with MPEG ? (MPEG-2)
There are two areas of conformance/compliance in MPEG:...
-113 What are Profiles and Levels? (MPEG-2)
MPEG-2 Video Main Profile and Main Level is analogous to MPEG-1'...
-114 Can MPEG-1 encode higher sample rates than 352 x 240 x 30 Hz ? (MPEG-2)
Yes. The MPEG-1 syntax permits sampling dimensions as high as 4095 ...
-115 What are Constrained Parameters Bitstreams? (MPEG-2)
MPEG-1 CPB are a limited set of sampling and bitrate ...
-116 Why is Constrained Parameters so important? (MPEG-2)
A. It is an optimum point that allows (just barely) cost ...
-117 Who uses constrained parameters bitstreams? (MPEG-2)
Principal CPB applications are Compact Disc video (White Book ...
-118 What frame rates are permitted in MPEG? (MPEG-2)
A limited set is available for the choosing in MPEG-1 and the ...
-119 What areas can be improved upon to create a better syntax than MPEG? (MPEG-2)
Several improvements can be made to the MPEG syntax while ...
-120 What are the similarities and differences between MPEG and H.263 (MPEG-2)
During its formative stages, H.263 was known as H.26P or H.26X. ...
-121 How would you describe MPEG to the Data Compression expert? (MPEG-2)
MPEG video is a block-based coding scheme....
-122 How does MPEG video really compare to TV, VHS, laserdisc ? (MPEG-2)
VHS picture quality can be achieved for film source video at about ...
-123 What are the typical coded sizes for the MPEG frames? (MPEG-2)
Typical bit sizes for the three different picture types:...
-124 At what bitrates is MPEG-2 video optimal?
The Test subgroup has defined a few example Sweet spot ...
-125 Why does film perform so well with MPEG ? (MPEG-2)
-126 What is the best compression ratio for MPEG ? (MPEG-2)
The MPEG sweet spot is about 1.2 bits/pel Intra and 0.35 bits/...
-127 Is there an MPEG file format? (MPEG-2)
The traditional descriptors that file formats provide in headers, ...
-128 What is the Digital Video Disc (DVD) ? (MPEG-2)
In 1994, Toshiba united with Thomson Consumer Electronics, Pioneer, ...
-129 What is the MPEG committee ? (MPEG-2)
In fact, MPEG is a nickname. The official title is: ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11....
-130 What ever happened to MPEG-3 ?
MPEG-3 was to have targeted HDTV applications with sampling ...
-131 Why bother having an MPEG-2 ?
MPEG-1 was optimized for CD-ROM or applications at about 1....
-132 Is MPEG patented ? (MPEG-2)
Many of the companies which participated in the MPEG committee ...
-133 What is White Book (MPEG-2)
The White Book specifies the file structure and indexing of ...
-134 The other books are: (MPEG-2)
Red Book: this is the original Compact Disc Audio specification (...
-135 What are some typical picture sizes and their associated applications ? (MPEG-2)
-136 What happened at the MPEG - NY meeting ?
From: cfogg@ole.cdac.com (Chad Fogg)...
-137 What happened at the MPEG - NY meeting? MPEG-2 Video
MPEG is developing the MPEG-2 Video Standard, which specifies the coded ...
-138 What happened at the MPEG - NY meeting? MPEG-2 Audio
MPEG is developing the MPEG-2 Audio Standard for low bitrate coding of ...
-139 What happened at the MPEG - NY meeting? MPEG-2 Systems
-140 Whats with MPEG-4 ?
MPEG-
-141 What's about Video-CD and CD-I? Introduction
FAQ ABOUT VIDEO CD and CD-...
-142 What's about Video-CD and CD-I? The Different Formats of Video CD and CD-i
Looking at the way Video CD and CD-i has evolved may arguably ...
-143 What's about Video-CD and CD-I? Special Considerations To Play Green Book
Green Book is not entirely supported on PCs, because Green Book ...
-144 What's about Video-CD and CD-I? An Important Choice: Windows 3.1 or 95
We covered the requirement for playback of Green Book CDs, that the ...
-145 What's about Video-CD and CD-I? Playback Software For Video CD and CD-i
Media Player, distributed with Windows, will playback .MPEG and ....
-146 MPEG Encoder by Xing (DOS - MPEG Professional Software)
The MPEG Encoder is available starting from 349.-DM incl. VAT....
-147 SoftPEG (WINDOWS - MPEG Professional Software)
[ The current version 2.0 seems to be the quickest software decoder for ]...
-148 MPEG ARCADETM (WINDOWS - MPEG Professional Software)
Mediamatics Inc.'s MPEG ARCADETM Player is a software only, ...
-149 XingSound (WINDOWS - MPEG Professional Software)
[ Well, the encoder costs, but the decoder is PD ! But, attention ]...
-150 XingCD (WINDOWS - MPEG Professional Software)
-151 Xing Distributed Media Architecture (UNIX - MPEG Professional Software)
{XDMA} Network ...
-152 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: Technical Description
XDMA was developed as a client-server media distribution ...
-153 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: XDMA Benefits
* compatible with existing enterprise TCP/IP networks, including Ethernet,...
-154 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: XDMA Applications
Applications requiring media on-demand benefit from XDMA'...
-155 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: XDMA and ISDN
XDMA is ideally suited for ISDN remote access server and ...
-156 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: Xing Technology Corporation
Xing is the world's leading producer of PC based software ...
-157 Xing Distributed Media Architecture: Glossary
MPEG - Motion Picture Experts Group. The international standards ...
-158 NVR Research Kit (UNIX - MPEG Professional Software)
[ Its really nice software, but its expensive ! You find the infos and ]...
-159 Demo of NVR Digital Media Development Kit (UNIX - MPEG Professional Software)
$Revision: 1.1 $...
-160 How will I get the NVR-Software ? (UNIX - MPEG Professional Software)
From: Todd Brunhoff ...
-161 Cdi Tools v2.0 (MacIntosh - MPEG Professional Software)
Cdi Tools v2.0 is a complete Cdi/Video CD Authoring solution targeted ...
-162 AMpeg (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
AMpeg v4.3-- A simple Audio Mpeg Layer 1& 2 encoder and a Layer 1,2, & 3 decoder suite....
-163 MAPLAYPC (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
MAPLAYPC v1....
-164 More MPEG-Audio for MSDOS (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
From: richie@ljouwert.et.tudelft.nl (Richie B)...
-165 layr_200 (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
From: Matthias Hanft ...
-166 MPEG1-IIS (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
Public C source code for MPEG1 audio decoder available ...
-167 mpeg2ppm (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
This is the MPEG to PPM converter running under DOS. Its ...
-168 vmpeg (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
VMPEG is now out in Version 1.5, Stefan sold the full version,...
-169 cmpeg (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
Stefan Eckart's CMPEG, another Freeware MPEG maker!...
-170 dmpeg (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
Public Domain MPEG decoder by Stefan Eckart June ...
-171 secmpeg (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
[ This is the README.DOS file out of the SECMPEG-archive. Read below in ]...
-172 mpegstat (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
[ The first tool to test a MPEG-I-stream ! Including statistics, frame- ]...
-173 enc11dos (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
[ Well, and soon as it was out, I ported Berkeley's new MPEG-ecndoder ]...
-174 pvrg MPEG (DOS - MPEG Free available software)
[ Well, this is just class. The Stanford-Codec is now available for ]...
-175 CoolEdit 1.5.3 (Windows - MPEG Free available software)
[ This is really cool ! MPEG encoding and decoding in a windows-tools. ]...
-176 Maplay 1.2 for Win32 (Windows - MPEG Free available software)
Maplay 1.2 for Win32 Last modified: Februrary 3, ...
-177 WinPlay (Windows - MPEG Free available software)
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-178 XingIt (Windows - MPEG Free available software)
[ This is Xing's new Public-Domain-Player. It is enhanced, but still ]...
-179 mpgaudio (Windows - MPEG Free available software)
Now there is the MPEG AUdio Player for Win3.1 !...
-180 mpeg2ply (WINDOWS-NT - MPEG Free available software)
[The June 30 edition of mpeg2w11 does not contain encoder port]...
-181 mpegplay (WINDOWS-NT - MPEG Free available software)
[ This new version of it, is running now extremly nice, the subsystem ]...
-182 mp (OS/2 - MPEG Free available software)
mp.lha gfx/show 45K 83 MPEG player for EHB display....
-183 FHG Layer 3 (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
ISO-MPEG Audio Layer 3 software only Encoder and Decoder for ...
-184 Berkeley's MPEG Tools (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
[ These tools were still in Beta-Version when the FAQ was compiled ]...
-185 MPEG-1 Video Software Encoder (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
-186 MPEG Video Software Decoder (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
MPEG Video Software ...
-187 MPEG Video Software Analyzer (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
MPEG Video Software ...
-188 MPEG Blocks Analyzer (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
MPEG Blocks ...
-189 MPEG Video Software Statistics Gatherer (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
MPEG Video Software Statistics ...
-190 xmg (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
XMG v1.0 - The X MPEG Grabber ...
-191 mpegstat (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
Tom Pfeifer (pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de) announces:...
-192 mplex (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
-193 xmplay (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
[ Here it is !! The first, fully-featured MPEG-player with X11-interface. ]...
-194 xplayer (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
Version 2.0; Jan 27, 1993)...
-195 xmpeg.tk (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
-196 mpeg2encode / mpeg2decode (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
From: cfogg@netcom.com (Chad Fogg)...
-197 mpegaudio (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
[ You can find this under the name MPEGAUDI or ftp it from the IUMA- ]...
-198 maplay (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
From: Tobias 'Doping' Bading ...
-199 Scanning MPEG's ... (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
STC Version 1....
-200 MPEG decoder... (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 1994 22:57:48 -...
-201 MPEGTool (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
MPEGTool is an application which combines MPEGTool encoder ...
-202 What is "SECMPEG" ? (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
SECMPEG is first a newly defined stream, that ensures the ...
-203 PVRG-MPEG Codec (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
From: msimmons@ecel.uwa.edu.au (Michael Simmons - mgmt_staff)...
-204 wdgt (X-WINDOWS and UNIX - MPEG Free available software)
[ Jim Frost was putting the Berkeley-Code into a Motif and/or Xt-Widget. ]...
-205 vms MPEG (VMS - MPEG Free available software)
The VMS MPEG viewer is built by acquiring the regular Unix-specific ...
-206 Sparcle (MacIntosh - MPEG Free available software)
From: maynard@elwing.otago.ac.nz (Maynard James Handley)...
-207 Qt2MPEG (MacIntosh - MPEG Free available software)
From: Rainer Menes ...
-208 Audio on Macintosh ?! (MacIntosh - MPEG Free available software)
This just in......
-209 Atari (MPEG Free available software)
[ Bainstorm is not continuing to develop their MPEG-Player for ]...
-210 Amiga (MPEG Free available software)
[ There are lots of other MPEG-ports for the AMIGA ]...
-211 MPEG_Play.app (NeXT - MPEG Free available software)
[ This piece of software is now available in Version 2.5. Its usally ]...
-212 mpegnext (NeXT - MPEG Free available software)
This is a hack of Version 2.0 of the MPEG decoder from the ...
-213 SUBSECTION - SGI (NeXT - MPEG Free available software)
-214 MetaSound (MPEG-related hardware)
-215 MPEG audio Layer-3 from Cenlay (MPEG-related hardware)
Proton Data has a ready-to-sell real-time Layer-3 decoder based on the ...
-216 MPEG audio Layer-3 (MPEG-related hardware)
From: popp@iis.fhg.de (Harald Popp)...
-217 Video-Maker (MPEG-related hardware)
From: jmm73@frmug.fr.mugnet.org (Jean-Michel Mercier)...
-218 I2M's MEDIA PLAYBACK (MPEG-related hardware)
Description: Add-on board for Apple Macintosh and ...
-219 Some MPEG chips (MPEG-related hardware)
Some new chips are about to be available from SGS-Thomson :...
-220 Optibase (MPEG-related hardware)
OPTIBASE's MPEG2000 (Herzliya - Israel, Canoga Park - Calif.)...
-221 ReelMagic (MPEG-related hardware)
[ And there it is, just real magic ;o) ]...
-222 Cinerama (MPEG-related hardware)
From: Yasser.El.Chemaytilly@aedi.insa-lyon.fr (Yasser.El.Chemaytilly)...
-223 XingIt!-card (MPEG-related hardware)
[ Well and there's the XingIt!-card now, I try and translate the ]...
-224 MPEG-decompression hardware list (MPEG-related hardware)
-225 Amiga CD32 (MPEG-related hardware)
[ Ha, a game-console with MPEG-support, a bit crazy, but the best things ]...
-226 Xing Technologies BBS and fax (MPEG Mailbox-access)
This is the phone number of Xing Technologies' BBS:...
-227 FTP-ACCESS - Overview
Please contact these ftp-sites for files before e-mailing to me !!!...
-228 MPEG-2 validation bitstreams (MPEG FTP-access)
The MPEG Committee MPEG-2 Systems Transport Layer validation ...
-229 Audio streams and utils (MPEG FTP-access)
CCETT has been distributing executables only of their Audio ...
-230 Where will I find test-material for MPEG-encoders ? (MPEG FTP-access)
[ You can find this in ...
-231 Where is the WWW-home of this FAQ ? (MPEG WWW-access)
Oh, don't get confused here. This new version 4.1 of this FAQ ...
-232 Where can I find MPEG-2 resource on the Web ? (MPEG WWW-access)
Brand new is the section of the MPEG Archive concerning MPEG-2 !...
-233 Where can I find a list of books and papers regarding MPEG audio compression ? (MPEG WWW-access)
From: scott.k.diamond@tek....
-234 An Interactive Explanation on the Web ? (MPEG WWW-access)
From: Kevin Lussie ...
-235 Where is the WWW-demo of "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" ? (MPEG WWW-access)
Try and USE the Internet OFFLINE !!!...
-236 Which archive is mostly related to MPEG-Audio ? (MPEG WWW-access)
-237 What's with Bryan Woodworth ftp-area ? (MPEG WWW-access)
He changed his internet provider and close his old ftp-site....
-238 What are other good URL's ? (MPEG WWW-access)
A more up-to-date list you can find ...
-239 The Internet MPEG CD-Rom (MPEG Mail order)









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