MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 are two different standards for full motion video to digital compression/decompression techniques advanced by the Moving Pictures Experts Group. MPEG-1 compresses the bandwidth needed for 30 frames/second of full-motion video (several hundred megabytes) down to about 1.5 Mbits/sec. MPEG-2 only compresses to about 3 Mbits and provides for better image quality when comparing compressed files of the same size. This industry application competes with other compression techniques, know as JPEG, Captain Crunch, Cinepak and Indeo. 1
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