MPEG-1 - Computer Definition
The ISO/IEC International Standard (IS 11172) for storage and retrieval of moving pictures and audio on storage media such as Compact Disc (CD). MPEG-1 provides VHS quality at 1.544 Mbps and is compatible with single-speed CD-ROM technology. MPEG-1 integrates synchronous and isochronous audio with video, and permits the random access required by interactive multimedia applications such as video games. Intended for limited-bandwidth transmission, it provides acceptable quality and output compatible with standard televisions. MPEG-1 supports video compression of about 100:1. MPEG-1 standards are the basis for the MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) audio data encoding system. See also audio, bandwidth, compression, encode, IEC, ISO, isochronous, MP3, MPEG, synchronous, and video.