What is MPEG-4?
MPEG-4 is an ISO/IEC standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), the group that also developed the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards. These standards have made applications such as CD-ROM interactive video and digital TV possible. MPEG-4, otherwise known as ISO/IEC 14496, became an International Standard in 1999. The fully backward compatible extensions under the title of MPEG-4 Version 2 were frozen at the end of 1999, in order to acquire the formal International Standard Status early in 2000.MPEG-4 provides standard components enabling the integration of the production, distribution and content access for digital television, interactive graphics applications and interactive multimedia.