<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

Nearby terms:

MPEG-1 audio layer 3MPEG-1 layer 3MPEG-2MPEG-21MPEG-2.5 audio layer 3

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