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Group Of Pictures

What Does Group Of Pictures Mean?

Group of Pictures (GOP) is a type of terminology related to
MPEG video encoding. Groups of pictures are grouped together in ways that
enhance the visual result of a video sequence.


Techopedia Explains Group Of Pictures

The philosophy is that each coded video stream has groups of
GOPs. GOPs include various types such as intra-coded pictures, predictive coded
pictures, I-predictive coded pictures and DC direct coded pictures. Encoders use
groups of pictures and other tools to render smoothly streaming video. Frame
rates and other metrics may also apply.


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