CODING OF MOVING PICTURES AND AUDIO ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N2251
Leonardo Chiariglione – Convenor
Report of the 44th WG 11 meeting
The 44th WG11 meeting was held at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, IE, at the kind invitation of National Standards Authority of Ireland and hosted by Teltec Ireland and Radio Telefís Éireann on 98/07/06-10. Mr. Noel Treacy, T.D., Minister for Science, Technology and Commerce and Dr. Ian Cowan, NSAI welcomed the participants.
The Convenor reported to the group that he had informed the ISO Central Secretariat of the AAC patents problems, as requested by the Tokyo meeting Resolution 2.5.2. At the end of the week representatives of the companies owning AAC-related IPR informed the meeting that an agreement had finally been reached entrusting Dolby as the single licensing point for ACC patents.
6 Report of previous meetings 1978
The reports of the San Jose and Tokyo meetings were approved.
7 Processing of NB Position Papers
Papers were received from the National Bodies of ES, JP, KR, PT, SE, SG and US. Responses were drafted and approved.
8 MPEG Phase 2
8.1 MPEG-2 parts
No specific work was done. It was considered useful to revise ISO/IEC 13818-1:1996 and ISO/IEC 13818-2:1996 including all the Amendments and Corrigenda after Amendment 6 to ISO/IEC 13818-1:1996 reaches the publication stage.
Substantial work was accomplished for Advanced BIFS, MPEG-J Specification and Implementation, M4 File Format and Intellectual Property Management & Protection. The maturity of the last item prompted the group to consider introduction of the technology to ver. 1 if National Body will so support.
18.104.22.168 Natural Visual
This part of the work received reduced priority because of the need to clarify all items for ver. 1.