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Matroska File Format with LPCM Audio Encoding

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Full name Matroska File Format with LPCM Audio Encoding
Description Matroska file containing an audio essence encoded as Linear Pulse Code Modulated (LPCM).
Production phase Middle state, used for storage or archiving
Relationship to other formats
    Has subtype Matroska, Matroska Multimedia Container
    Contains LPCM, Linear Pulse Code Modulated Audio
    May contain Video essences and other elements in various encodings.

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LC experience or existing holdings None
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Disclosure Both Mastroska and LPCM are open standards. Matroska is an offshoot of the Multimedia Container Format project.
    Documentation The Matroska specification is published online at http://www.matroska.org/technical/specs/index.html. The history of PCM is varied and extends back to at least the 1930s. For a discussion of its history and documentation see LPCM.
Adoption Modest adoption of the combination of Matroska and LPCM. One example can be found on the website of the open sourceArchivematica project; LPCM is the preservation encoding for audio and Matroska (MKV) the preservation wrapper format for video files.
    Licensing and patents See Matroska and LPCM
Transparency See Matroska and LPCM
Self-documentation See Matroska and LPCM
External dependencies See Matroska and LPCM
Technical protection considerations See Matroska and LPCM

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