Cluster-based Video Player : Algorithm


There are a wide variety of multimedia video formats & compression techniques used for video data compression. Some of the commonly used video formats are

  • MPEG-1 / MPEG-2
  • AVI Format
  • Windows Media Format
  • H.264

There are open source codecs and libraries available to encode and decode these video formats.

The MPEG- 1 defines a lossy video compression standard agreed upon by the Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG). MPEG-1 was basically designed to provide a good video quality with a bit-rate of 1.5Mbps and a resolution of 352x240 or 352x258.
A good advantage that MPEG-1 holds over other formats is that it’s the most compatible format and works across almost all the computers. The MPEG-1 standard is also unencumbered of any software patents in the USA.



Video display on a tiled display wall.

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