<compression, standard, algorithm, file format> 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.
Last updated: 1995-04-18
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Nearby terms: MPEG-1 audio layer 1 « MPEG-1 audio layer 3 « MPEG-1 layer 3 « MPEG-2 » MPEG-21 » MPEG-2.5 audio layer 3 » MPEG-2 AAC Low Profile