December 31, 2001

Wanted: A single open standard for digital video

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "I think we'd all agree that an open alternative to these proprietary video sources would be far more beneficial to the industry if only it could offer an equal -- if not greater -- feature set as the various proprietary offerings. As a matter of fact, I'd venture to guess that its adoption rate would be equal to that of the MP3 file format. Well, we idealists don't have to wish any longer, because the next iteration of MPEG (version 4) will offer parity with the proprietary competition. The MPEG-4 standard is scheduled for release in the near future. The design of the new standard will be based on Apple's QuickTime version 6."
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