How Multi-layer Coding Standard MPEG-5 LCEVC Can Enable High-quality Metaverse/XR Applications

We’ve all heard the hype and excitement around the “Metaverse” and Extended Reality (XR)—but contrary to previous “Next Big Things,” they are actually here to stay in one form or another, bringing major changes to how we work , shop, learn, interact and play online.

First, we need to understand what we mean by Metaverse (or meta-universe). John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Software, recently gave a good definition: “It is the next generation of the internet, always real time, mostly 3D, mostly interactive, mostly social and mostly persistent.”