Anyone heard of MPEG5?

Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:18 am

I just received a call from a client who wants there video on MPEG5. I have yet to return their call as I am not sure what is MPEG5 is, I've listened to the message several times and they have clearly asked for MPEG5 as part of their requirements. Any ideas?
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Bedford White
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:14 am

Yes, and as far as I know it doesn't exist.
The mpeg-5 and mpeg-6 commitee were so slow and the mpeg-7 commitee so quick that work on mpeg-5,6 was abandoned.
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Nana Samboy
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:16 pm

You're client is most likely wrong. The only new mpeg format that I can think of is the new one coming out of the new JVC HD7 cam.... I don't know what they are calling it, but I doubt your client was talking about that.
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Laura Samson
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:58 am

farss is correct, mpeg committee decided to go with 7 after 4. Go figure.

If you are interested in getting the work, confront them and hold your ground. Call them on it.

Otherwise, I would bet they are being fed bad info from a friend or consultant, and it would only be the start of your problems. Run away.
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Silvia Gil
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:51 pm

they probably mean mp4

had a "cluey" (as hed liek to call himself) corporate client who wanted this..
after duiscussion mp4 is what he was wanting.. for podcast
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Steven Hardman
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:54 pm

They may specify additional materials destined for MHEG5. In some parts of the world, this is the complimentary material you can go into on a digital set top box or TV whilst your programme is running. It is usually station branded, so if they want this, you'd need to fit in with a particular brand of system, like DVB-T or Liberty.

Speak again to their engineering team.
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i grind hard
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:37 am

the video is for a portable player?
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Rachie Stout
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Post » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:37 am

There is no portable player that supports MPEG 5 to my knowledge, it's a fair certainty that they want MP4, as DJ suggests.
MPEG 3, 5, and 6 have never been defined nor implemented by MPEG LA, and likely never will be.
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