Reference document

Org
ISO/IEC
Pubnum
13818
Date
2000
Version
Title
Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio (MPEG-2)

Applicability

Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio is a formal standard defined by ISO 13818. MPEG-2 is required for generic compression coding of moving pictures and associated audio. MPEG-2 systems will form the infrastructure for delivery of audio and video in many industry sectors, including television distribution, visual telecommunications and a host of computer and multimedia applications. MPEG-2 was initially intended for the recording and transmission of studio-quality motion video at bit rates in the order of 4 to 6 Mbps. The objective of MPEG-2 is to improve the quality of the image while maintaining the bit rate significantly below 10 Mbps. At the same time, more audio capabilities, such as multiple channels, have been included. The initial MPEG-2 standard has also been extended to support several HDTV formats. Its fields of application should be desktop videoconferencing and videophony

Responsible Party

Name
NCIA/CES

Status

URI
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm?csnumber=62074

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1998-11-11 0.1
changed 2000-07-17 0.2
changed 2001-11-09 0.3
changed 2003-07-31 0.5
changed 2005-09-14 0.7
changed 2007-07-27 2.0
changed 2010-10-31 5.0
changed 2013-08-22 8.0
changed 2017-01-14 9-19 10.0
UUID
968b3aac-1b2e-4da4-ad36-7811f7c01d21

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: