Elastic Frame Protocol: An Open-source Alternative to MPEG-2 TS
Sunday, April 16 | 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM PT
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MPEG-2 Transport Streams (TS) have been an omnipresent multiplexing technology for broadcast media transport and storage for several decades. With the rapid transition to IP-based workflows, the basic conditions on which the design of MPEG-2 TS were based have fundamentally changed, and the technical limitations inherent in the protocol are becoming increasingly unmanageable. The Elastic Frame Protocol (EFP) is an open-source specification and implementation of a multiplexing protocol to replace MPEG-2 TS for modern broadcast media transport. Based on a paper that was presented at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting, Mikael Wånggren, Innovation Product Owner at Agile Content, will discuss the challenges and impacts of these protocols in the area of broadcast media transport.
Some key questions to be addressed:
- Why is the multiplexing protocol important?
- Why was an alternative protocol needed, and what are the key areas of improvement?
- How can introducing a new multiplexing protocol benefit the media and broadcast industry?