Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MPEG news: a report from the 95th meeting, Daegu, Korea

For those who cannot wait until the official press release from the 95th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) meeting, here comes a short review of what happened during this week. I must admit that I could not stay until the very end (the first time after a very long period) and, thus, only a few topics are presented here, i.e., those where I was heavily involved:
  • MPEG-V Awareness Event
  • Dynamic Adaptative Streaming over HTTP (DASH) reached Draft International Standard (DIS) stage
  • MPEG Media Transport (MMT) has been successfully evaluated
MPEG-V Awareness Event

The purpose of this event is to present and demonstrate MPEG-V, a new standard for a variety of products and applications enabling multi-sensorial user experience and interchange between virtual worlds. The event started with a set of presentations coming from the editors of the individual parts and also from industry showing the productions and applications enabled by the standard. A demo session followed the presentations where individual companies, institutions, and universities demonstrated prototype implementations and promotional material. The presentations are publicly available (see below).

DASH reached DIS

ISO/IEC 23001-6 aka Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) reached Draft International Standard (DIS) stage which means that most of the technical work is completed and now it's time to check and validate the specification as well as to start the implementation. It was a busy meeting where a lot of national body comments were addressed and related input contributions were reviewed. If you're interested to learn more about DASH, I would recommend the following events in the near future:

Alternatively, you may just wait until early next week when the DIS of DASH will be made publicly available at the MPEG Web site (and also here on this blog). For technical discussions, I'd like to refer to the DASH email reflector.

MPEG Media Transport (MMT) has been successfully evaluated

The responses to the CfP on MMT has been evaluated and a first working draft has been created. As working drafts are (usually) not publicly available, that's more or less what I can say about this very interesting work item. Nevertheless, we received a reasonable number of submissions both comprehensive nature and specific to certain requirements. In general, they mainly aim to address limitations of existing transport formats in the context of the current and, hopefully, future Internet. If you would like to take part in the discussions, you may subscribe to the MMT email reflector. More to come on this topic during the next months, stay tuned ...
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