What is MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group)?

MPEG was set up in 1988 by the drive of Dr Hiroshi Yasuda (NTT) and Dr Leonardo Chiariglione (CSELT). It sets principles for media coding, incorporating compression coding of audio, video, graphics and genomic information, and communication and file designs for different applications. MPEG formats are utilized in different multimedia systems, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 AVC media coding and MPEG-2 systems transport streams and program streams.