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Matroska Media Container Format Specifications

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Matroska Media Container Format Specifications' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-cellar-matroska-21.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Matroska Media Container Format Specifications'
  (draft-ietf-cellar-matroska-21.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Codec Encoding for LossLess Archiving and
Realtime transmission Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Francesca Palombini.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

This document defines the Matroska audiovisual data container structure, including definitions of its structural elements, as well as its terminology, vocabulary, and application.

Working Group Summary

Pretty much all the relevant people are at the IETF WG.  There was nothing controversial in its handling.

Document Quality

The document represents codification of 20 years of implementation
experience.  Notable implementations include vlc, ffmpeg.

A review of the media type registration was done.


Michael Richardson is the document shepherd.
Murray Kucherawy is the responsible Area Director.

RFC Editor Note