Communication makes us humans different. Media make communication between humans effective and enjoyable. Standards make media communication possible.
Thirty-two years ago, the MPEG vision was forming: make global standards available to allow industry to provide devices and services for the then emerging digital media so that humans could communicate seamlessly.
For thirty-two years the MPEG standards group has lived up to the MPEG vision: MPEG standards are behind the relentless growth of many industries – some of them created by MPEG standards. More than half the world population uses devices or accesses services, on a daily or hourly basis, that rely on MPEG standards.
The MPEG Future Manifesto claims that the MPEG mission is far from exhausted:
- New media compression standards can offer more exciting user experiences to benefit consumers that the service, distribution and manufacturing industries want to reach, but also for new machine-based services;
- Compression standards can facilitate the business or mission of other non-media industries and the MPEG standards group has already shown that this is possible.
Therefore, the MPEG Future Manifesto proposes a concerted effort to
- 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;
- Identify and promote the development of new compression-related standards benefitting from the MPEG approach to standardisation;
- Further improve the connection between industry and users, and the MPEG standards group
- Preserve and enhance the organisation of MPEG, the standards group who can achieve the next goals because it brought the industry to this point.
MPEG Future is a group of people, many of whom are MPEG members, who care about the future of MPEG. MPEG Future is open to those who support the MPEG Future Manifesto’s principles and actions.
- Participate in the MPEG Future activities, by subscribing to the LinkedIn MPEG Future group https://bit.ly/2m6r19y
- Join the MPEG Future initiative, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posts in this thread
- The MPEG Future Manifesto
- What is MPEG doing these days?
- MPEG is a big thing. Can it be bigger?
- MPEG: vision, execution,, results and a conclusion
- Who “decides” in MPEG?
- What is the difference between an image and a video frame?
- MPEG and JPEG are grown up
- Standards and collaboration
- The talents, MPEG and the master
- Standards and business models
- On the convergence of Video and 3D Graphics
- Developing standards while preparing the future
- No one is perfect, but some are more accomplished than others
- Einige Gespenster gehen um in der Welt – die Gespenster der Zauberlehrlinge
- Does success breed success?
- Dot the i’s and cross the t’s
- The MPEG frontier
- Tranquil 7+ days of hard work
- Hamlet in Gothenburg: one or two ad hoc groups?
- The Mule, Foundation and MPEG
- Can we improve MPEG standards’ success rate?
- Which future for MPEG?
- Why MPEG is part of ISO/IEC
- The discontinuity of digital technologies
- The impact of MPEG standards
- Still more to say about MPEG standards
- The MPEG work plan (March 2019)
- MPEG and ISO
- Data compression in MPEG
- More video with more features
- Matching technology supply with demand
- What would MPEG be without Systems?
- MPEG: what it did, is doing, will do
- The MPEG drive to immersive visual experiences
- There is more to say about MPEG standards
- Moving intelligence around
- More standards – more successes – more failures
- Thirty years of audio coding and counting
- Is there a logic in MPEG standards?
- Forty years of video coding and counting
- The MPEG ecosystem
- Why is MPEG successful?
- MPEG can also be green
- The life of an MPEG standard
- Genome is digital, and can be compressed
- Compression standards and quality go hand in hand
- Digging deeper in the MPEG work
- MPEG communicates
- How does MPEG actually work?
- Life inside MPEG
- Data Compression Technologies – A FAQ
- It worked twice and will work again
- Compression standards for the data industries
- 30 years of MPEG, and counting?
- The MPEG machine is ready to start (again)
- IP counting or revenue counting?
- Business model based ISO/IEC standards
- Can MPEG overcome its Video “crisis”?
- A crisis, the causes and a solution
- Compression – the technology for the digital age