The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is a working group of ISO/IEC in charge of the development of international standards for compression, decompression, processing, and coded representation of moving pictures, audio and their combination.
MPEG has developed a large number of standards. A partial list is
- MPEG-1 (Systems, Video, Audio)
- MPEG-2 (Systems, Video, Audio, DSM-CC)
- MPEG-4 (Visual, Audio, AVC, File Format, AFX, Open Font Format)
- MPEG-7 (Vsual Description, Audio Description, Image and Video Signature, MPEG Query Format)
- MPEG-21 (Digital Item Declaration, Rights Expression Language, Contract Expression Language, Media Contract Ontology)
- MPEG-A (Surveillance Application Format, Stereoscopic Video Application Format, Interactive Music Application Format)
- MPEG-B (Codec Configuration Representation, Common Encryption for ISO Base Media File Format Files)
- MPEG-C (Media Tool Library)
- MPEG-D (MPEG Surround, Unified Speech and Audio Coding)
MPEG keeps on exploring new opportunities for standards serving the needs of the media industry. Existing standards are being extended with new parts and new standards are being developed, namely
MPEG usually holds four meetings a year. These comprise plenary meetings and subgroup meetings on Requirements, Systems, Video, Video coding, 3D Video Audio, 3D Graphics and Communication. Participation is open to experts duly accredited by an appropriate National Standards Body. On average a meeting is attended by more than 400 experts from some 20 countries representing more than 200 companies spanning all industry domains with a stake in digital audio, video and multimedia.