MPEG-FAQ 4.1: What are the MPEG standard documents ?
What are the MPEG standard documents ?
From: email@example.com (Bill Davidson)
Date: 21 Apr 94 02:16:32 MET
I just connected to the Document Center WAIS server at wais.service.com
to find out what MPEG documents cost. This is what I found:
Title Pages Price(US$)
ISO/IEC-11172-1 - PART 1: SYSTEMS, INFORMATION 60 158.75
TECHNOLOGY - CODING OF MOVING PICTURES &
ASSOCIATED AUDIO FOR
ISO/IEC-11172-2 - PART 2: VIDEO, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 122 204.00
- CODING MOVING PICTURES & ASSOCIATED AUDIO FOR
ISO/IEC-11172-3 - PART 3: AUDIO, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 157 214.25
- CODING OF MOVING PICTURES & ASSOCIATED AUDIO
ISO/IEC-CD-11172 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CODING OF 0 207.00
OF MOVING PICTURES & ASSOCIATED AUDIO - FOR
Is this a mistake or are standards documents really rediculously
priced? Since these would be for my own personal use, I have to pay
for them out of my own personal pocket. Just one of these eats my book
budget for quite a while.
I realize that they have to make money but this has got to be about a
1000% markup over printing costs; even assuming low volumes.