PUBLISHED: 08/07/2015

  • MPEG-1 — The original MPEG compression standard for audio and video, MPEG-1 features a somewhat limited bit range. MPEG-1 is commonly used for video CD and low-quality DVD video.
  • MPEG-2 — This MPEG video format offers greater power and flexibility than MPEG-1. This format is typically used in DVD and digital satellite television applications.
  • MPEG-4 — MPEG-4 features advanced coding tools that enables it to achieve higher compression factors than MPEG-2. MPEG-4 is capable of delivering MPEG-2 quality, but with smaller file sizes and lower data rates. MPEG-4 can also support various media types, as well as 3D objects and even text.

MPEG-4 is the standard that is used in most of today’s video distribution applications and features H.264 video compression technology. H.264 (also known as MPEG-4 Part 10) is what enables MPEG-4 to match MPEG-2 quality, but at half the data rate.

Key MPEG Benefits

MPEG combines high quality video with a smaller file size. It’s compatible with a wide range of basic, inexpensive decoders, while also offering the flexibility to create new encoder concepts. In terms of MPEG-4, users have the ability to deliver independent video distribution over both IP-based and traditional MPEG-2 streaming networks. MPEG-4 can also facilitate delivery over the Internet, PCs or other MPEG-2-based satellite and cable networks.

Z-Band MPEG Video Distribution Options

Z-Band MPEG video distribution system options include:

Contact Z-Band today to learn more about how MPEG video distribution can benefit your business. We serve industries such as HealthcareHospitalityGovernment and MilitaryEducationCorporate, and International. Free product demos are also available.