Panasonic releases MPEG-4 for in-flight

10 September 2008

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a provider of in-flight entertainment and communications systems, together with Emirates Airline and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, is introducing DVD quality MPEG-4 digital audio and video media in the Panasonic eX2 in-flight entertainment system. Until now in-flight entertainment systems have used either the higher compression, lower quality MPEG-1 or the low compression, DVD-quality MPEG-2 standards forcing airlines to chose between larger libraries of low quality media, or smaller libraries of high quality media. The MPEG-4 standard supports DVD-quality picture with file sizes similar to MPEG-1. The first movie to be shown in this format will be Disney's latest Pixar release 'WALL-E' released on October 1st exclusively to Emirates.

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