Standards: Appendix I - A Menagerie Of MPEG-4 Parts

Here is a list of all 34 parts of the ISO 14496 - MPEG-4 standard.

This is an Appendix to our series of articles on Standards.

The last three columns indicate the version and revisions:

  • Full - The most recent edition of the full standard.
  • Amd - Indicates the latest published amendment or corrigenda.
  • New - A pending new edition may affect your development plans. These include prior updates.
Part Content Full Amd New
1 Systems 2010 2014 Pending
2 Visual 2004 2013  
3 Audio 2019    
4 Conformance testing 2004 2019  
5 Reference software 2019    
6 DMIF 2000    
7 Reference software for A/V objects 2004    
8 Carriage over IP 2004    
9 Reference hardware 2009    
10 AVC 2022   Pending
11 BIFS (Scene description) 2015    
12 ISO Base Media File Format 2022   Pending
13 IPMP 2004    
14 MP4 file format 2020    
15 Carriage of NAL format video 2022 2022 Pending
16 AFX - Animation Framework 2011 2017  
17 Streaming Text Format 2006    
18 Font compression and streaming 2004 2014  
19 Synthesised texture stream 2004    
20 LASeR (Lightweight scene description) 2008 2010  
21 MPEG-J extension for rendering 2006 2007  
22 Open Font Format (OFF) 2019 2023 Pending
23 Symbolic Music Representation (SMR) 2008    
24 Audio and systems interaction 2008   Pending
25 3D-Graphics compression model 2011    
26 Audio conformance testing 2010 2018 Pending
27 3D-Graphics conformance testing 2009 2015  
28 Composite font representation 2012 2014  
29 Web Video Coding (WVC) 2015    
30 Timed text and other visual overlays in ISOBMFF 2018 2022  
31 Video coding for browsers Deleted    
32 File format reference software and conformance 2021   Pending
33 Internet Video Coding (IVC) 2019    
34 Bitstream Syntactic Description Language (SDL)     Pending


This list was derived from the ISO standards online store which is the authoritative source.

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