MPEG video generally refers to a set of standards and methods for compressing audio and video data. The most important and widely used standards include MPEG-2, an older format currently used by over-the-air digital television providers (digital cable, satellite) and MPEG-4, which includes additional features for digital rights management and support of higher-efficiency standards used by streaming media, HD DVD and Blu-Ray. MPEG-4 supports interactivity and has the ability to crunch massive video files into pieces small enough to send over mobile networks. Within MPEG-4 standards are two very popular formats utilized for broadband video delivery: H.264 and MP4.
Encoding.com: Online MPEG Converter
If you're interested in using Encoding.com's platform to create MPEG2 files from your source content, there's a number of ways to achieve that using the options listed below.
+ Use our web UI, located @ http://www.encoding.com/login, to designate an Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles or FTP site to use as your watchfolder. Turn an entire folder of content into mpeg2 files. It's easy to do by applying our mpeg2 preset. All you have to do is select 'Add Task' and apply the mpeg2 preset from the dropdown menu in the watchfolder UI.
+ Upload a single piece of media with our 'Add Media' feature in the web UI. Select 'Add Task' to request an mpeg2 file to be created from your source content. As with watchfolders, 'Add Media' can source from Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles, FTP sites or your local drive / network.
+ Implement our powerful API to submit source content and create MPEG2s in a snap. Complete API documentation here.
+ Want to go even deeper into mpeg2 creation? Check our our advanced mpeg2 controls here. Interested on muxing details for DVD delivery in either PAL or NTSC? Go here for details on how to mux either via API or web UI.
Don't forget to take a peek at our sample XML template for MPEG2 creation:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <query> <format> <output>mpeg2</output> <size>320x240</size> <bitrate>256k</bitrate> <audio_bitrate>256k</audio_bitrate> <audio_sample_rate>44100</audio_sample_rate> <audio_channels_number>2</audio_channels_number> <keep_aspect_ratio>yes</keep_aspect_ratio> <video_codec>mpeg2video</video_codec> <profile>baseline</profile> <VCodecParameters>no</VCodecParameters> <audio_codec>mp2</audio_codec> <two_pass>no</two_pass> <cbr>no</cbr> <deinterlacing>no</deinterlacing> <keyframe>15</keyframe> <audio_volume>100</audio_volume> <file_extension>mpg</file_extension> <bframes>2</bframes> <gop>cgop</gop> </format> </query>