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Advogato: OpenMPEG: a project to create GPLed MPEG4 implementation

Feb 11, 2001, 21:22 (10 Talkback[s])
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"MPEG4 is the new standard for digital media with superior compression and quality, but currently there is no free (open source) implementation. To address the need of free software to support advanced digital media, a group of people have started the OpenMPEG project, aimed to create fully GPLed MPEG4 implementation. They can be found at http://www.openmpeg.org/."

"Media is going digital. Video, audio, multimedia will be an essential part of computing. MPEG4, the new digital video and audio standard, offers better compression ratio and rendering quality over previous standards like MPEG1 and MPEG2. Microsoft's Window Media is the commonly used implementation today (some say it is not fully MPEG4 compliant), and the lack of competition means Microsoft will have full control over digital media distribution. There is clearly the need for a Free Software (Open Source) MPEG4 implementation, and the OpenMPEG Project has been started to address this need."

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