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Even the stars die – A guided tour

The Even the stars die is a book available on Amazon in electronic and paper form. It has several goals: To connect MPEG’s digital media standardisation with the traditional media standardisation To disclose why and how MPEG was conceived and the inside story of the first three “heroic” standards – MPEG-1, -2 and -4 To study the work done in some of the most important areas: video, audio, systems etc. To describe some of the unique MPEG characteristics To analyse the…

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Even the stars die – Preface

The book “Even the stars die - The history of MPEG and how it made digital media happen has been published on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096G6TSF9/). In summary, the book tells the story of how MPEG engineered the transformation of analogue media, how it fostered the development of digital media, how it was terminated and how its spirit continues in the field of data coding by Artificial Intelligence through MPAI. In this post I will publish the preface of the book. Full…

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Toward the first anniversary of the MPEG death

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1 Introduction For 32 years, MPEG was a unique player in the standardisation space. Contrary to what had been the rule in previous decades, instead of being variously subdivided and controlled by governments, countries, industries and companies, media standards were autonomously developed with high quality and in a timely fashion by a group – MPEG – that was impervious to external influences and did not practically report to anybody. That was true for, say, the first quarter of century of…

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Better information from data

http://www.mpai.community/ What is data Data can be defined as the digital representation of an entity. The entity can have different attributes: physical, virtual, logical or other. A river may be represented by its length, its average width, its max, min, average flow, the coordinates of its bed from the source to its mouth and so on. Typically, different data of an entity are captured depending on the intended use of the data. If the use of a river data is…

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