Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 626
Length: 2 Days
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MPEG-4 training covers MPEG-4 protocol, H.264, architecture, functional characteristics, technical components, design, operations and testing. Students will also learn H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC).

Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) a working group of ISO/IEC in charge of the development of standards for coded representation of digital audio and video. Established in 1988, the group has produced MPEG-1, the standard on which such products as Video CD and MP3 are based, MPEG-2, the standard on which such products as Digital Television set top boxes and DVD are based, MPEG-4, the standard for multimedia for the fixed and mobile web, MPEG-7, the standard for description and search of audio and visual content and MPEG-21, the Multimedia Framework.

MPEG-4 was defined by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), the working group within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that specified the widely adopted, Emmy Award-winning standards known as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.

It is a graphics and video compression algorithm standard that is based on MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and Apple QuickTime technology. The primary uses for the MPEG-4 standard are web (streaming media) and CD distribution, conversational (videophone), and broadcast television.

MPEG-4 builds on the proven success of three fields:

  • Digital television;
  • Interactive graphics applications (synthetic content);
  • Interactive multimedia (World Wide Web, distribution of and access to content)

MPEG-4 provides the standardized technological elements enabling the integration of the production, distribution and content access paradigms of the three fields.

Who Should Attend

Network managers, engineers, applications developers, product managers, sales and marketing professionals, service providers and others who need to understand, evaluate, design and test MPEG-4 based technologies, applications and systems.


Introduction and Overview

  • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 and DVD-quality video (MPEG-2) at lower data rates
  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec
  • Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec
  • VRML support for 3D rendering
  • Object-oriented composite files (including audio, video and VRML objects
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Overview of profiles and levels
  • Profiles in MPEG-4
  • Visual Profiles
  • Audio Profiles
  • Graphics Profiles
  • Scene Graph Profiles
  • MPEG-J Profiles
  • Object Descriptor Profile
  • MPEG4 Visual (MPEG4 Part 2)
  • MPEG4 Speech and Audio (MPEG4 Part 3)
  • MPEG4 Systems (MPEG4 Part 1)
  • ITU-T line of H.26x video standards
  • H.264
  • Joint Video Team (JVT)
  • Multimedia compression formats
  • Video compression formats
  • Audio compression formats
  • Media container formats
  • Coded representation of media objects
  • Composition of media objects
  • Description and synchronization of streaming data for media objects
  • Delivery of streaming data
  • Interaction with media objects
  • Management and Identification of Intellectual Property
  • Major Functionalities in MPEG-4: Transport, DMIF, Systems, Audio and Visual

Detailed technical description of MPEG-4 DMIF and Systems

  • Transport of MPEG-4
  • DMIF
  • Demultiplexing, synchronization and description of streaming data
  • Advanced Synchronization (FlexTime) Model
  • Syntax Description
  • Binary Format for Scene description: BIFS
  • User interaction
  • Content-related IPR identification and protection
  • MPEG-4 File Format
  • MPEG-J
  • Object Content Information
  • Detailed technical description of MPEG-4 Visual
  • Detailed technical description of MPEG-4 Audio

Technical Overview of MPEG-4 Parts

  • Part 1 (ISO/IEC 14496-1): Systems: Describes synchronization and multiplexing of video and audio. For example Transport stream.
  • Part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2): Visual: A compression codec for visual data (video, still textures, synthetic images, etc.). One of the many profiles in Part 2 is the Advanced Simple Profile (ASP).
  • Part 3 (ISO/IEC 14496-3): Audio: A set of compression codecs for perceptual coding of audio signals, including some variations of Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) as well as other audio/speech coding tools.
  • Part 4 (ISO/IEC 14496-4): Conformance: Describes procedures for testing conformance to other parts of the standard.
  • Part 5 (ISO/IEC 14496-5): Reference Software: Provides software for demonstrating and clarifying the other parts of the standard.
  • Part 6 (ISO/IEC 14496-6): Delivery Multimedia Integration Framework (DMIF).
  • Part 7 (ISO/IEC 14496-7): Optimized Reference Software: Provides examples of how to make improved implementations (e.g., in relation to Part 5).
  • Part 8 (ISO/IEC 14496-8): Carriage on IP networks: Specifies a method to carry MPEG-4 content on IP networks.
  • Part 9 (ISO/IEC 14496-9): Reference Hardware: Provides hardware designs for demonstrating how to implement the other parts of the standard.
  • Part 10 (ISO/IEC 14496-10): Advanced Video Coding (AVC): A codec for video signals which is technically identical to the ITU-T H.264 standard.
  • Part 11 (ISO/IEC 14496-11): Scene description and Application engine, also called BIFS; can be used for rich, interactive content with multiple profiles, including 2D and 3D versions.
  • Part 12 (ISO/IEC 14496-12): ISO Base Media File Format: A file format for storing media content.
  • Part 13 (ISO/IEC 14496-13): Intellectual Property Management and Protection (IPMP) Extensions.
  • Part 14 (ISO/IEC 14496-14): MPEG-4 File Format: The designated container file format for MPEG-4 content, which is based on Part 12.
  • Part 15 (ISO/IEC 14496-15): AVC File Format: For storage of Part 10 video based on Part 12.
  • Part 16 (ISO/IEC 14496-16): Animation Framework eXtension (AFX).
  • Part 17 (ISO/IEC 14496-17): Timed Text subtitle format.
  • Part 18 (ISO/IEC 14496-18): Font Compression and Streaming (for OpenType fonts).
  • Part 19 (ISO/IEC 14496-19): Synthesized Texture Stream.
  • Part 20 (ISO/IEC 14496-20): Lightweight Scene Representation (LASeR).
  • Part 21 (ISO/IEC 14496-21): MPEG-J Graphical Framework eXtension (GFX) (not yet finished - at FCD stage in July 2005, FDIS January 2006).
  • Part 22 (ISO/IEC 14496-22): Open Font Format Specification (OFFS) based on OpenType (not yet finished - reached CD stage in July 2005

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