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!
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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 129 - Brussels: File w18948 - PR.docx

A selection of MPEG standards tutorials

Latest News

by Philip Merrill

Due to the size of base-sequence genetics data that is now routinely collected, technologies developed to support video compression have a lively application to the very different data of genomics. Distinctively... Read More

by Philip Merrill

Media Things are new connected objects that can be searched, discovered and composited by inanimate analytical agents operating on the Internet of Things. By making media files/streams a "Thing," established IoT... Read More

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

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Mon, 2020-01-13 to Fri, 2020-01-17

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Mon, 2020-04-20 to Fri, 2020-04-24