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Matroska

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Matroska is a project to develop an open source multimedia container format similar to Apple's QuickTime or Microsoft's Advanced Streaming Format. It is named after the Matryoshka doll.

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1 See also
2 External link

Beginning

The project was announced on December 7 2002 as a fork of the Multimedia Container Format project, after disagreements with that project's creator about the use of the Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML) instead of another binary format. The founders of the Matroska project believe that the use of EBML brings them a number of advantages, including making it easier to extend the format in the future as new developments occur or as the project goals change.

Project's goals

  • create a modern, flexible, extensible, cross-platform multimedia container format that allows streaming across the Internet, fast seeking within a file and DVD-like chapter menus
  • develop a set of tools for the creation and editing of Matroska files, licensed under the GNU General Public License
  • develop libraries that can be used to allow developers to add Matroska support to their applications, licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
  • work with hardware manufacturers to include Matroska support in embedded multimedia devices
  • support native Matroska support in various operating systems including Windows through DirectShow, Linux through the Gstreamer multimedia framework and Haiku through its Mediakit.

See also

External link

es:Matroska fr:Matroska ja:MKV pl:Matroska fi:Matroska

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