IEC 61883-4:2004 describes the packetization and the transmission timing for MPEG2 transport streams for the IEEE 1394 digital interface. It describes the specifications for the IEEE 1394 packet, the CIP header and the transmission timing for use with the transport stream as specified in prETS 300 468. This explanation is based on the transport stream as specified in DVB. This second edition of cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998. It contains the following significant technical changes: Updated IEC 61834-9, IEC 61834-10 and added IEC 61834-1 in Bibliography. This bilingual version (2013-02) corresponds to the monolingual English version, published in 2004-08.