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Matroska File Format with MPEG-4, Advanced Video Coding (Part 10) (H.264)

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Full name Matroska File Format with MPEG-4, Advanced Video Coding (Part 10) (H.264)
Description Matroska file containing video essence encoded as MPEG-4, Advanced Video Coding (Part 10) (H.264).
Production phase Generally a final-state (end-user delivery) format.
Relationship to other formats
    Subtype of Matroska, Matroska Multimedia Container
    Contains MPEG-4_AVC, MPEG-4, Advanced Video Coding (Part 10) (H.264)
    May contain Sound essences and other elements, not described at this time.

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LC experience or existing holdings None
LC preference  

Sustainability factors Explanation of format description terms

Disclosure Both Mastroska and MPEG-4 are openly documented. Matroska is an open-source specification that is an offshoot of the Multimedia Container Format project. MPEG-4 is a standard developed by the ISO technical program JTC 1/SC 29 (WG11), aka the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). See MPEG web site.
    Documentation The Matroska specification is published online at http://www.matroska.org/technical/specs/index.html. The specification of MPEG-4, Advanced Video Coding (Part 10) is ISO/IEC 14496-10:2003. Information technology -- Coding of audio-visual objects -- Part 10: Advanced Video Coding.
Adoption A format popular among independent and low-budget filmmakers for online dissemination of their finished works. Adoption in heritage repositories is not known to the authors of this website. Comments Welcome
    Licensing and patents See Matroska and MPEG-4_AVC
Transparency See Matroska and MPEG-4_AVC
Self-documentation See Matroska and MPEG-4_AVC
External dependencies See Matroska and MPEG-4_AVC
Technical protection considerations See Matroska and MPEG-4_AVC

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