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...

Software To Edit High-Definition AVCHD Videos

Software To Edit High Definition AVCHD Videos

If you are like any other consumer out there who has recently purchased an HD, high-definition camcorder, most of you may have encountered some difficulty downloading and editing your HD video files. Most of the latest camcorders, especially those that record to either SD, SDHC, …

Youtube Is Testing High Quality H264 Encoding

So, just today I was speaking with a friend who could swear that the quality of a certain video on Youtube was much better than it was when we watched it just last week. Certainly Youtube knows that the quality of their videos needs improvement …

Free OpenSource Multimedia File Properties Tool

Free OpenSource Multimedia File Properties Tool

Found a cool open source tool for quick reading of multimedia file properties, MediaInfo. MediaInfo is a cross-platform, light-weight, open source application that will enable you to view the detailed file properties for almost any audio or video multimedia file. Sure, you can find out …

Nokia N78 – New Video Sharing Mobile Handset

The Nokia N78 combines music, navigation, video and photography with the benefits of mobility. The Nokia N78 mobile phone is designed to take advantage of the new suite of Nokia services, including the Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maps, and Share on Ovi. Ovi is a …

How To Encode H.264/MPEG-4 Videos for Video Sharing

These guidelines will ultimately present a compromise between maintaining a small file size (less than 100MB for Youtube) and maintaining as much original information from the video content itself as possible to ensure the highest quality result. While this is our recommendation specifically for encoding …

Streaming High Definition Video Over Wifi With Monsoon HAVA

Streaming High Definition Video Over Wifi With Monsoon HAVA

Monsoon Multimedia, an innovative digital video solutions provider, announced HAVA as the first consumer solution to stream HD video throughout a home 802.11n or wired network. Customers can now enjoy the full glory of HD video on multiple PCs throughout the home or view and …

Free Video Editing Software From Pinnacle

Free Video Editing Software From Pinnacle

Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc., today announced a new video editing application, called VideoSpin(TM), that it is offering as a free download from www.videospin.com. Amazingly easy, fun and free, the VideoSpin application is for all consumers and will especially attract …

Overview – DivX HD Quality Video Player

DivX is the brand name for products created by DivX, Inc. It has become very popular due to its capability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes keeping relatively high visual quality. The DivX uses MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, where quality is balanced against …

Overview of MPEG7 – Superior Handling of Metadata Content

In a video presentation about the future of video search, covered a few weeks ago by Google Tech Talks, John R Smith (PM at IBM Research) talked about the need for a true classification method centered around automatic machine learning of the content within a …

Details – Adobe Flash Player 9 – Support for HD Video

Flash Player 9 is constructed on the improvements of Flash Player 8 by bringing more power to the runtime by the use of ActionScript 3.0. ActionScript 3.0 brings along strong programming model, innovative performance and observance with the ECMA Script standard. This provides up to …

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