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MPEG-2

<compression, standard, algorithm, file format> A variant of the MPEG video and audio compression algorithm and file format, optimised for broadcast quality video. MPEG-2 was designed to transmit images using progressive coding at 4 Mbps or higher for use in broadcast digital TV and DVD. An MPEG-2 player can handle MPEG-1 data as well.

MPEG-2 has been approved as International Standard IS-13818.

(1995-04-18)

 


Nearby terms: MPEG-1 audio layer 1 MPEG-1 audio layer 3 MPEG-1 layer 3 MPEG-2 MPEG-21 MPEG-2.5 audio layer 3 MPEG-2 AAC Low Profile
 

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