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How to make standards adopted by industry

Introduction There are many definitions of standard. In the Webster’s you find a definition of standard as “Something that is established by authority, custom or general consent as a model or example to be followed”, an oldish definition that thinks that people must be directed to their good. In the Encyclopaedia Britannica you find “(A technical specification) that permits large production runs of component parts that are readily fitted to other parts without adjustment”, a definition driven by the idea…

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MPEG status report (Jan 2020)

Introduction In the week of the 13th of January, the Free University of Brussels has hosted the 129th MPEG meeting . Two days (11-12) were dedicated to some 15 ad hoc group meetings and 6 days (7-12)to meetings of JVET, the joint MPEG-SG 16 group tasked to develop the VVC standard. In this status report I will highlight some of the most relevant topics on which progress was made. The figure below captures the essence of the MPEG work plan…

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MPEG, 5 years from now

MPEG will soon be 32. It has produced many important standards that have changed the industry and the lives of billions of people. What will MPEG be 5 years from now? MPEG is strong The MPEG scope is digital media: analysis, compression, transport and consumption of digital moving pictures and audio for broadcast, broadband, mobile and physical distribution. MPEG standards have an extremely wide range of customers belonging to all industries that need digital audio and video packaged for their…

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The driver of future MPEG standards

Introduction It is not by chance that the MPEG Future Manifesto has the following action points at the top of its list (italics are mine) Support and expand the academic and research community which provides the life blood of MPEG standards; Enhance the value of intellectual property that make MPEG standards unique while facilitating their use. Why are these two action points so important? Because the main ingredients of the successful MPEG recipe have been so far Developing the best…

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