VLC isn't a Mac-only application; it's multiplatform, meaning there's a
version for you Windoze troglodytes. By contrast, XLD is Mac-only (I
think...unless it's also a Windoze codec). Mpeg-4 is simply a file standard
that works on most operating systems.
You're in SF: get a computer geek to help you...they're probably so
numerous you only need turn around at the Toronado to find one..just assure
him you're not trying to sex him up and for the cost of a beer or two
you'll be set with good advice (not that it'd be any better than that
you've already received here). You could also ping others here for Windoze
advice, no sexy strings attached.
Here's yet another good explanation of what mpeg4 is:
MPEG-4 is one of the latest (audio and video) compression method
standardized by MPEG group, designed especially for low-bandwidth (less
than 1.5MBit/sec bitrate) video/audio encoding purposes. Probably the
best-known MPEG-4 video encoders are called DivX and XviD, which both are
nowadays fully standard-compliant MPEG-4 encoders.
It should be noted that unlike MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, the MPEG-4's
predecessors, MPEG-4 itself isn't just one unified encoding mechanism, but
rather a group name for several flavors of video and audio encoding methods
that share certain same characteristics. These "flavors" are often referred
either as "profiles" or "layers" in MPEG-4 compression scheme and each new
profile should be backwards compliant to the older, "lower" versions of
MPEG-4 in terms of playback capability. MPEG-4 group has standardized
several new layers - most important ones are h263+(which is used widely in
mobile phones, named as 3GP) and h.264 (often also called as AVC).
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MPEG-4 enables different software and hardware developers to create
multimedia objects possessing better abilities of adaptability and
flexibility to improve the quality of such services and technologies as
digital television, animation graphics, the World Wide Web and their
The MPEG-4 format provides end users with a wide range of interaction with
various animated objects.
Standardized Digital Rights Management signaling, otherwise known in the
MPEG community as Intellectual Property Management and Protection (IPMP).
The MPEG-4 format can perform various functions, among which might be the
following: Multiplexes and synchronizes data, associated with media
objects, in such a way that they can be efficiently transported further via
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