Welcome to the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 web site

also know as MPEG, the Moving Picture Experts Group.

The MPEG acronym is also used to indicate a suite of

ISO/IEC digital media standards developed by this JTC 1 Working Group.


The Moving Picture Experts Group
  • MPEG covers a world of words
     MPEG covers a world of words
  • Do you still remember life before MPEG?
     Do you still remember life before MPEG?
  • This is the power of MPEG
     This is the power of MPEG
  • We make your life better: join us!
     We make your life better: join us!

Welcome to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 - MPEG

This is the home page of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), a working group of ISO/IEC (officially ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11) with the mission to develop standards for coded representation of digital audio, video, 3D Graphics and other data. Since its establishment in 1988, the group has produced standards that help industry offer end users an ever more enjoyable digital media experience.

In its 30 years of activity MPEG has developed an impressive portfolio of standards and technologies that have created an industry worth several hundreds billion USD.

In a world where information technology, consumer electronics, entertainment and telecommunication products and content variously converge by incorporating increasingly sophisticated technologies and the need for timely available standards is as strong as ever, MPEG provides a proven mechanism to bring research results into standards that promote innovation for the benefit of all.


Press release from MPEG 127 - Gothenburg: File SC29WG11_N18544 - press release.docx

A selection of MPEG standards tutorials

Latest News

by Philip Merrill, July 2019

MPEG’s Compact Descriptors for Visual Analysis (CDVA) standard enables efficient and interoperable use of video feature descriptors, supporting applications as varied as live sporting events, location-... Read More

by Philip Merrill, March 2019

The principles of electrical circuits, such as current and voltage, have been used to support digital transmission of audio and video at varying bitrates over the internet. With Green MPEG it is... Read More

by Philip Merrill, January 2019

Audiovisual content and its metadata present certain challenges for preservationists and other curators, whether managing large archives or exchanging data with service providers. The issues of... Read More

Last meeting

Mon, 2019-07-08 to Fri, 2019-07-12

Next meeting

Mon, 2019-10-07 to Fri, 2019-10-11