Well, computer science class is coming up, so let's ask Professor Manny Pegg!
Hey wasn't that was a great movie! I wonder how were able to put it into the screen?
Motion Pictures Expert Group developed it in 2000. Before, we use .avi to show videos.
Wow! Who made that?
Hi Professor Manny Pegg IV! We were wondering how movies and videos stored and distributed?
Great question! Actually, videos today are stored through mp4!
Why don't we use .avi?
Your right! I can not only watch videos, but also hear audio, music, movies, and even text!
.avi was a common form, but, as the diversity of videos increased, we needed a new format to store videos
While we do lose some data, .mp4 lossy compression makes sure that videos are still high in quality and that only important data is kept!
Great questions! Actually, we use lossy compression to minimize the size of a file. For example, an hour long audio recording can be stored at a relatively small size of 100MB!
I heard that .mp4 was a lossy program. Does that mean we are sacrificing key content
Also, videos and movies, for example, have a lot of data. I'm just baffled how it can be stored?
Well, both of you probably already used does formats, especially .mov (or QuickTime). While they are good formats, they hardly compare to .mp4's benefits: flexible data storage, low bandwidth compatibility, and high-quality projections.
Yeah, I heard there were other formats such as .mov, .ogg, and .mkv
Why do we use .mp4 over other formats?
Well, thank you, Professor M. Pegg IV for making us better netizens!
So what you're saying is that.mp4 is the golden standard of video storage
You're exactly right! While all these other formats are excellent to use, .mp4 can be accessed in almost every device.
Wow, I didn't realize how free and important .mp4 is to not only the Internet but also society! Without .mp4, I can't imagine a world with low-quality videos. Then, where would I access my cat videos!