MPEG4 Compression

MPEG4 has a newer codec and supports 3D content, low bit rate encoding, and support for Digital Rights Management, which controls the use of copyrighted digital work. MPEG4 is used for web streaming media, broadcast television, videophones, and CD distribution. MPEG4 is widely used in video surveillance, and has recently been improved to the AVC standard (H.264).

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The MPEG4 compression standard aims to deliver superior image quality while optimizing bandwidth. MPEG4 has two different parts. There is Part 2 which is used in many security applications today. Then there is part 10 which has been renamed MPEG4 AVC or H.264. Much of the reason for the newer H.264 compression is the introduction of high definition television.

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