Finally, a last issue with MPEG-4 is standardization. While there is a published standard for MPEG-4, in reality this standard is never adhered to 100 percent of the time, so most MPEG-4 formats are not alike. Companies who try to integrate with them have to do extra work and in some cases, pay a licensing fee. Since MJPEG is a single, strictly adhered to standard, it has proven to be easily integrated into NVRs and other systems.
About the author: Jason Spielfogel is product marketing manager for IQinVision (IQeye).