Thursday, July 16, 2020

MPEG131 Press Release (Index): WG11 (MPEG) Announces VVC – the Versatile Video Coding Standard

WG11 (MPEG) Announces VVC – the Versatile Video Coding Standard

The 131st WG 11 (MPEG) meeting was held online, 29 June – 3 July 2020

Table of Contents

Standards progressing to final approval ballot (FDIS)
Call for Proposals
Standards progressing to the first milestone of the ISO standard development process
Webinar: What’s new in MPEG?

MPEG cordially invites to its first webinar: What's new in MPEG? A brief update about the results of its 131st MPEG meeting featuring:
  • Welcome and Introduction: Jörn Ostermann, Acting Convenor of WG11 (MPEG)
  • Versatile Video Coding (VVC): Jens-Rainer Ohm and Gary Sullivan, JVET Chairs
  • MPEG 3D Audio: Schuyler Quackenbusch, MPEG Audio Chair
  • Video-based Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC): Marius, Preda, MPEG 3DG Chair
  • MPEG Immersive Video (MIV): Bart Kroon, MPEG Video BoG Chair
  • Carriage of Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and Enhanced Video Coding (EVC): Young-Kwon Lim, MPEG Systems Chair
  • MPEG Roadmap: Jörn Ostermann, Acting Convenor of WG11 (MPEG)
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC (to accommodate different time zones)
How: Please register here Q&A via (; event # 54597) starting from July 21, 2020.

How to contact WG 11 (MPEG) and Further Information

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Future WG 11 (MPEG) meetings are planned as follows: 
  • No. 132, Online, 12 – 16 October 2020
  • No. 133, Cape Town, ZA, 11 – 15 January 2021
  • No. 134, Geneva, CH, 26 – 30 April 2021
  • No. 135, Prague, CZ, 12 – 16 July 2021
For further information about WG 11 (MPEG), please contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Ostermann (Convenor of WG 11 (MPEG), Germany)
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover, Germany
Tel: ++49 511 762 5316
Fax: ++49 511 762 5333


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Timmerer
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Bitmovin Inc.
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, Europe
Tel: +43 463 2700 3621

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