A variant of the MPEG video and audio compression algorithm and file format,
optimised for broadcast quality video. MPEG-2
was designed to transmit images using progressive coding at 4 Mbps or higher
for use in broadcast digital TV and DVD.
An MPEG-2 player can handle MPEG-1 data as well. MPEG-2 has been approved as
International Standard IS-13818.
MPEG.ORG is an excellent source for additional
information on MPEG format and usage.
To convert MPEG-2 video to other formats with River Past software, please
have GPL MPEG-2
Defined by Microsoft, AVI stands for Audio
Video Interleave. It is a special case of the RIFF
(Resource Interchange File Format). AVI is the most common format for audio/video
data on the PC.
AVI is Microsoft's response to Apple's QuickTime
technology. Early AVI files were limited on choice of video and audio codecs,
quality, and resolution. However, with the introduction of DirectShow, AVI became
a very flexible and powerful architecture. Some newer codecs including DivX
and XviD enable AVI files to have similar
or even better quality than DVD.
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