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The life of an MPEG standard

Introduction In How does MPEG actually work? I described the way MPEG develops its standards, an implementation of the ISO/IEC Directives for technical work. This article describes the life of one of MPEG most prestigious standards: MPEG-2 Systems, which has turned 26 in November 2018 and has played a major role in creating the digital world that we know. What is MPEG-2 Systems? When MPEG started, standards for compressed video and later audio was the immediate goal. But it was…

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