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Matroska File Format with MPEG-2 Video Encoding (H.262)

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Identification and description Explanation of format description terms

Full name Matroska File Format with MPEG-2 Video Encoding (H.262)
Description Matroska file containing video essence encoded as MPEG-2 Video Encoding (H.262).
Production phase Generally a final-state (end-user delivery) format.
Relationship to other formats
    Has subtype Matroska, Matroska Multimedia Container
    Contains MPEG-2, MPEG-2 Video Encoding (H.262)
    May contain Sound essences and other elements, not described at this time.

Local use Explanation of format description terms

LC experience or existing holdings None
LC preference  

Sustainability factors Explanation of format description terms

Disclosure Both Mastroska and MPEG-2 are openly documented. Matroska is an open-source specification that is an offshoot of the Multimedia Container Format project. MPEG-2 is a standard developed by the ISO technical program called the Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) in a joint partnership with ITU-T, who published the "common text" as H. 262.
    Documentation The Matroska specification is published online at http://www.matroska.org/technical/specs/index.html. MPEG-2's specification is ISO/IEC 13818 and its first approvals were in 1994. Ten parts have been published; parts 1, 2, 3, and 7 are central. Part 2 concerns the coding and specifies profiles and levels
Adoption Adoption in heritage repositories is not known to the authors of this website. Comments Welcome
    Licensing and patents See Matroska and MPEG-2
Transparency See Matroska and MPEG-2
Self-documentation See Matroska and MPEG-2
External dependencies See Matroska and MPEG-2
Technical protection considerations See Matroska and MPEG-2

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1 The italicized blurbs in the specifications section are derived from the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center. The Internet Archive's saved copy of the relevant page is at: MPEG-2 FAQ.


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