Moving Pictures Experts Group

A working group within SMPTE who set, among other things, specifications for compression schemes for audio and video transmission.

MPEG-1, layer 3 or MP3

Audio compression format used for music streaming. Typically 1 minute of audio is compressed into 1MB.


Image compression format for full motion video.


Also known as structured audio is a standard based on describing the sound.

See also: Data Transmission.

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Subjects: Audio