Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) Video


  • This course provides a thorough background in MPEG technology and digital video encoding formats. Among the topics covered are baseband digital media theory, encoding/multiplexing, why MPEG matters, MPEG-4/AVC, artifacts, and IP-based transmission.
  • Level:  400

Format: Online, Self-Paced

  • This course is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete. Participants view pre-recorded, narrated presentations and complete learning activities at any time that is convenient for them.
  • Participants spend approximately 4-6 hours per week, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits.


Access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.


System Requirements:

  • High speed Internet connection (Cable or DSL)
  • Internet browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 8.0 or above)



  • Introduction to MPEG Compression
  • Intermediate MPEG Compression
  • Advanced MPEG Compression
  • Improved Coding Efficiency
  • MPEG, LAN, Troubleshooting 
  • Troubleshooting MPEG Video
  • Video Artifacts and Sources


Requirements for Successful Course Completion:

  • Final exam with a passing grade of 80%
  • Completion of Course Feedback Form


Upon Successful Course Completion You Will Receive:

  • SCTE Course Certificate
  • College credits when registered with an SCTE college partnership
  • 2 Recertification Units (RUs) toward SCTE certification renewal


Cancellations and Extensions:

  • All cancellation requests must be received by midnight of the 7th day after the course begins and must be in writing or email. All cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee, plus $119 fee for textbook if applicable.
  • Individuals who fail the course's final test three times will need to request a Retesting Exception and pay the Retesting Fee of $80. 


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