Technische Universität Ilmenau

Multimedia Standards - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties Multimedia Standards in major Master Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 2014 (IKT)
subject number5189
examination number2100388
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2181 (Electronic Media Technology Group)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg
term Sommersemester
credit points3
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)68
details of the certificate
maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Basic understanding of digital signal processing

learning outcome

Educational Objectives:

To understand the process of standardisation and how to read major standards for media formats.

In the end the students should be prepared both for participation in a standards committee and to implement a media format standard from the description in the standards document.


Selection of Topics:

Introduction to standardisation of multimedia content, i.e. mainly standardisation of speech, high quality audio, picture and video information including standards for metadata and systems aspect.

The lecture starts with examples from standardisation and continues with
the process of standardisation of media formats mainly in ITU and ISO/IEC organisations.

The lecture series does contain information about all the major standards series in media and at least one more detailed example (including introduction to the technology and bit stream details) for each major area of media standards, i.e. speech, audio, pictures, video, systems, metadata.

media of instruction

Power Point slides, Beamer

literature / references

for details see:

evaluation of teaching


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