MPEG, which stands for Motion Pictures Expert Group, is an encoding and compression data processing machine used for multimedia content. MPEG-2 video encoders provide compression assistance for the transmission of television-grade digital video. By using standard algorithms, an MPEG-2 encoder administers outstanding compression for the transference of multimedia resources. These devices have been the standard for digital TV because they include the following features:
- Compression of video content that is otherwise unavailable with MPEG-1 devices.
- Exceptional decoding of audio content for high quality, mono and stereo equipment.
- Transmission of multiplexing which involves the combination of a variety of MPEG channels into one single transmissible stream.
- Full-screen interlaced and dynamic display for televisions and computers.
- Other services include GUI, interaction, encryption and data transmission.
Interaction is a term used to describe the ability of a device to use a return channel for the control or scheduling of video and audio content. The capability to allow channels to interact with each other can be used for different services including:
- Entry to remote data servers.
- Entry to remote database and technological data structures that support an array of different services such as online shopping and banking.
- Presentation and management of small video clips to endorse products and the future of programming.
- Accessibility to the internet.
The MPEG-2—the standard for digital television—has been supported by groups other than the Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) and is used for a variety of purposes including Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), Digital Audio Visual Council (DAVIC), The UK Digital TV Group and the U.S. Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
MPEG-2 Video Compression systems eliminate the redundancy that occurs with the transmission of multimedia data. The temporal redundancy occurs when a media source displays images of the same exact scene while spatial redundancy takes place when the parts of a displayed picture are copied with slight differences inside a single video frame. The reduction of these compression redundancies will lead to a device displaying a picture with higher quality. Transmitted sequential picture frames that contribute to repetition are eliminated and their absence will not—due to their minimal detail—decrease the quality of picture.
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