<compression, standard, algorithm, file format>

A proposed variant of the MPEG video and audio compression algorithm and file format. MPEG-3 was intended as an extension of MPEG-2 to cater for HDTV but was eventually merged into MPEG-2.

Not to be confused with MP3 - MPEG-1 layer 3.

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Last updated: 1999-01-06

Nearby terms:

MPEG-2 Multi Channel ExtentionMPEG-3MPEG-4MPEG-4 AAC Main Profile

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