The MXM Developer's Day was a great success with 45+ participants and all presentations are publicly available. Leonardo presented the MXM Vision while Filippo and Marius concentrated on the MXM Architecture and API respectively. This introductory session was followed by practical examples and demonstrations:
- Fully Interoperable Streaming of Media Resources in Heterogeneous Environments
- Including MPEG-4 3D graphics in your application
- An MXM-based application for sharing protected content
MPEG-V also known as Media Context and Control has promoted four parts to committee draft. The four parts are as follows:
- Part 1: Architecture
- Part 2: Control Information
- Part 3: Sensory Information
- Part 4: Avatar Characteristics
MPEG-U is about Widgets and has been promoted to committee draft also. It seems to be an interesting activity which has a relationship to W3C's Widget activity. It will be interesting to see how these two standards co-exist.
Finally, the call for evidence for High-performance Video Coding (HVC) provided the following result: "Yes, we have enough evidence about improved compression technology (compared to AVC HP)". Thus, MPEG started working towards a call for proposals and a time schedule has been created. Furthermore, the future collaboration between MPEG and VCEG has been discussed.
That's it for now but I'll provide more details on the individual topics later. Please stay tuned!