MPEG-4 Articles

MPEG-4 is a method of defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data. It was introduced in late 1998 and designated a standard for a group of audio and video coding formats and related technology agreed upon by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11) under the formal standard ISO/IEC 14496 – Coding of audio-visual objects. Uses of MPEG-4 include compression of AV data for web (streaming media) and CD distribution, voice (telephone, videophone) an...

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

The world of video formats can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with codecs, containers, frames per second, aspect ratios and compression. We’ve put together a quick guide to these topics which should give you a better understanding.

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

There’s been a lot of news about this week and we catch up with some of the stories that we didn’t cover in depth. We love the look of the new Roku 3 and it’s on our shopping list for next month. We also catch up on the fascinating story of steaming media which is a big grown up 8 years old this year.

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA have announced pricing for licenses on the Multiview Video Coding 3D codec. It covers everything from hardware that will use it to subscription services and prices range from one cent per disc to $300,000 for big subscription services. Currently, MPEG LA is dedicating …

Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

A while back, I wrote about Raystream's new technology that is set to revolutionize the online video industry, or is it? I sent them a 271MB video file and asked them to do that voodoo that they do to it and send it back. Might …

Iomega HD Streaming ScreenPlay DX Media Players

Iomega HD Streaming ScreenPlay DX Media Players

Iomega wants to be your media player of choice. You know Iomega right? Zip Disks? Yep, that was them. Now they have unveiled plans to launch an updated series of video streaming boxes which can do full 1080p HD for the home called the ScreenPlay …

Google Chrome To Drop H264 – How Will This Affect You?

Google Chrome To Drop H264   How Will This Affect You?

Just when it appeared that the online video industry was moving toward a video standard, with H.264 video playback in HTML5 – more chaos ensued with Google's announcement of its plans to phase out support for H.264 in its Chrome browser, in favor of open …

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting …

H.264 Codec Is Now FREE – for Free Video – MPEG LA Announces Royalty-Free License

H.264 Codec Is Now FREE   for Free Video   MPEG LA Announces Royalty Free License

I just ran across this most interesting of items.  MPEG LA has announced that they will not charge royalties on Internet Video using the AVC/H.264 codec, when that video is free to end-users, for the lifetime of that license. This goes beyond the previous December …

Bits On The Run Gets A Long Tail

LongTail Video, who made the JW Player, have acquired Bits on the Run. They can now begin offering a full range of video tools and management as well as an easily embeddable player.

HTML 5 Video Advertising Solutions? Oh Yeah!

HTML 5 isn't even a solid set of standards and yet, we've now already got an ad network for it thanks to MeFeedia who have already launched HTML5 Video as part of their All Player video ad solution. On top of that mDialog also introduced …

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