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MPEG Concepts


Our Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Concepts test measures your knowledge of creating and working with MPEG. This test covers mostly MPEG-1 thru MPEG-4 and the concepts of each standard. Designed for anyone involved with MPEG, this test covers the following topics: Codecs, Compression, Bandwidth, and Media Formats.


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Test Outline

Cable Modems, DSL, ISDN
High, Moderate, and Low
Others Above and Below MPEG
Video and Audio
Color Depth and Resolution
Scan Lines
Video and Audio
General Knowledge
Human Vision
Luminance and Chrominance Spatial Resolutions
Video Formats
Media Formats
Digital Varieties
Film and Tape
Applicability and Purpose
Audio and Video Streams
Encoders and Decoders
Layers I, II, III
Applicability and Purpose
Encoders and Decoders
Error Detection
Multiplexing and Synchronization
PES Packets
Program, System, and Transport Streams
Applicability and Purpose
Encoders and Decoders
Synthetic vs. Natural Visual Objects
Timing Model and Time Identification