The most complete, focused guide to MPEG-4—the breakthrough standard for interactive multimedia.
The comprehensive, focused, up-to-the-minute guide to MPEG-4
Practical solutions for next-generation multimedia applications
In-depth coverage of natural and synthetic audiovisual object coding, description, composition and synchronization
Binary and textual scene description
Transport and storage of MPEG-4 content
MPEG-4 profiles and levels; verification tests
MPEG-4 represents a breakthrough in multimedia, delivering not just outstanding compression but also a fully interactive user experience. In The MPEG-4 Book, two leaders of the MPEG-4 standards community offer a comprehensive, targeted guide to the MPEG-4 standard—and its use in cutting-edge applications. Fernando Pereira and Touradj Ebrahimi, together with a unique collection of key MPEG experts, demonstrate how MPEG-4 addresses tomorrow's multimedia applications more successfully than any previous standard. They review every element of the standard to offer you a book that covers:
Synthetic and natural audio and video object coding, description and synchronization
BIFS—the MPEG-4 language for scene description and interaction
The extensible MPEG-4 textual format XMT
Transport and delivery of MPEG-4 content
MPEG-J: using Java classes within MPEG-4 content
A complete overview of MPEG-4 Profiles and Levels
The authors also walk through the MPEG-4 Systems Reference Software ?offering powerful real-world insights for every product developer, software professional, engineer, and researcher involved with MPEG-4 and state-of-the-art multimedia delivery.
Part of the new IMSC Press Series from the Integrated Multimedia System Center at the University of Southern California, a federally funded center specializing in cutting-edge multimedia research.