MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, why is there not an MPEG 3?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by TheBorderer, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. TheBorderer

    TheBorderer New Member

    Hi folks,

    Just wondered if anyone knows why there isn't an MPEG-3? This question kind of thrown up in a lecture in Uni on a course on data structures. And just to clarify I don't mean MP3(as in MPEG Layer 3,ok? :D) anyone know? Just a bit curious that's all.
  2. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    MPEG-3 was designed to handle HDTV High Definition Television (HDTV) signals in the range of 20-40Mbps.
    It was soon discovered that similar results could be obtained through slight modifications to the MPEG-2 standard. Shortly thereafter, work on MPEG-3 was discontinued.

    Is what Google says. :)
  3. TheBorderer

    TheBorderer New Member

    Ahh I see.... oh well I was too lazy to use google! :rolleyes: hehe

    An ahh good old FOLDOC comes into play, ok if that's what it says then fair deal. :)

    Case closed. Now I can go down to the union and use those 2 free drinks vouches I got today(the catch being I have to use them today, what a shame!), safe in the knowledge that MPEG 3 did exist. Thank you and good day! :D
  4. Nukie

    Nukie New Member

    Learn somethin new everyday!

    i always assumed it was MP3 :woo:
  5. hongkongfuey

    hongkongfuey Kung Fu Geek

    What about Microsoft Word version 3,4, and 5 then?

    Oh, and Microsoft Exchange Server 1,2 or 3? ;)
  6. com160

    com160 New Member

    word 3, 4 and 5 were for DOS

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