MPEGIF wound up as victory is declared

Industry standards body the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) has been wound up, with all remaining assets being passed to the Open IPTV Forum (MPEGIF).

The body formed in 2000 with the aim of promoting emerging compression standards that became known as MPEG-4 Part 10, also known as AVC and H.264. The organisation said in a statement, “Our efforts drove in many directions including many informational events and, crucially, a series of important interoperability test rounds combined with some very active tech-lists. Slowly but surely H.264 gained mind share and then market share and today is clearly the dominant codec of choice replacing MPEG-2 around the world.”

In March, it was announced that the OIPF and MPEGIF would merge, with the assets of the MPEG Industry Forum being merged into the OIPF.

“We would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank everyone who has contributed to the Forum over these past ten years,” the MPEGIF said.