The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 video and audio decoder is part of the bitcontrol(r) media player for MS Windows(r) 98/ME/2K/XP and for RTOS QNX(r) 6.x. Both decoder parts, video and audio, are running as built-in DirectShow(r) Filter under MS Windows(r) or as plug-in under RTOS QNX(r) 6. It can also be used in conjunction with Windows Media Player or other multi-media players, which are able to load DirectShow(r) filters or QNX(r) plug-ins.The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 decoder is very robust against input failures, like drop outs of the input stream, like bit errors and other signal noise. So, the decoder is very suitable for DVB-T, DVB-S and internet streaming applications.The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 decoder is capable of real-time decoding of MPEG-2 video bitstreams of all profiles and all levels up to High Levels with 80 Mbps, including 4:2:2 chroma format, e.g. for Main Profile@Main Level,. The decoder is compatible with ISO/IEC13818-2 (MPEG-2 video) and ISO/IEC 11172-2 (MPEG-1 video) standards. Most of the standard requirements are implemented, except minor usual features, e.g. except for the scalable mode features "Spatial" and "SNR" and except for 4:4:4.The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 Audio Decoder supports the audio formats LPCM and MPEG-1 Layer 1/2. For video files using the AC-3 audio code, audio filters of third parties have to be used.The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 decoder is highly optimized for Intel(r) MMX-, SSE-, or SSE2-equipped processors. It runs on all suitable Intel(r) Pentium(r) processors greater Pentium(r) II, 300 MHz (CIF format).The bitcontrol(r) MPEG-2 decoder contains additional useful features for customer applications, like overlay rendering of bitmaps with 7-Bit alpha blending, freeze frame as JPEG-file, clock rendering etc.