Abstract One of the most significant progresses of multimedia research is video coding and transmission. In the last two decades, many theories proposed have been adopted in current standards. Recent developments in multimedia technology and communication infrastructure contribute to the emergence of the field of video coding. Video coding standards, a form of multimedia communications, are designed for the purposes of storage and transmission. Advanced video coding development and standardization, for instance, have attracted many attentions over the past decade. This talk first introduces the history of the development of video coding standards. Next, the second part presents the newest accomplishments, exchanges latest experiences, and explores future directions in this important and evolving field. This talk then concludes with research prospectus in multimedia communication related fields. Short Bio Chia-Hung Yeh received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Chiayi, Taiwan, in 1997 and 2002, respectively, all from the Department of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Yeh received postdoctoral research fellowships from Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo’s research group at the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California from August 2002 to December 2004. He was a technical consultant of ALi cooperation from 2003 to 2004, and joined MAVs Lab. Inc., U.S. in 2004, and MAVs Lab. Inc., Taiwan, since 2005, as the vice president and chief technology officer. He was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and the Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) in 2006-07. Dr. Yeh also served as an adjunct assistant professor at National Chung-Hsing University in 2005-07. Since Aug. 2007, he joins the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Yeh research interests include multimedia communication, multimedia database management, image/audio/video signal processing, bioinformatics and optical information processing/computing. He served the Editorial Board of the Journal of Multimedia (JMM) from 2006-08, and has been on the Editorial Board of Recent Patents on Signal Processing since 2009, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He has also been an invited speaker at conferences, a reviewer, and researcher, who (co)-authored two book chapters and more than 100 technical international conferences and journal papers. He received the outstanding student award from CCU in 2002, and distinguished assistant professor award of NSYSU in 2007, outstanding mentor award of College of Engineering, NSYSU, in 2009 and is listed in Who’s Who in Asia, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World.