“MPEG-4: Next-Generation Standard for Interactive Media” by Diepold, Grzeszczuk, Pandzic, Petajan, Sodagar, et al. …

  • ©Klaus Diepold, Radek Grzeszczuk, Igor Pandzic, Eric Petajan, Iraj Sodagar, JC Spierer, and Gabriel Taubin



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    MPEG-4: Next-Generation Standard for Interactive Media

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    Basic understanding of various media types including video, audio, images, and computer graphics.

    MPEG-4 overview: anatomy and rationale for having a standard. Synthetic and natural media objects: video, audio, graphics, face and body animation. Compositing and synchronization of media objects. Scene description. Compression of media objects and scene description. Delivery of content over networks: Streaming and stream management, multiplexing. Interactivity: local, remote, backchannel. Error resilience. File formats. Digital rights management: intellectual property management and protection. Profiles and levels in MPEG-4. Applications: internet streaming, wireless, broadcast.

    MPEG-4 is an international open standard that provides technology for creation and delivery of rich, interactive media transported via the Internet or broadcast or wireless channels to a broad spectrum of user terminals ranging from set-top boxes to PDAs. This course presents an overview of the tools and opportunities for creating interactive content with a blend of media technologies.


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