MPEG Stream

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MPEG Streams in various flavours are the usual containers for digital TV, radio and video experience.

MPEG-2 Program Stream

Program streams are used to store video on physical discs. e.g. BlueRay/Video DVD/HDV tapes.

MPEG-2 Transport Stream

Transport streams are used for transmissions of channels (and auxcillary data) over networks. It's not unusual to see modern MPEG-4 codecs used in MPEG-2 containers.

Important.png Note: MPEG-4 Video in broadcasting context refers to H.264

Single Program

Used for unicast and multicast networks like IPTV on DSL networks.

Multiple Programs

Used for broadcast networks like DVB/ATSC on satelite, terrestial or cable transmissions.