This table documents the file brand identifiers, as used in the file-type and segment-type boxes. Each brand uniquely identifies a specification to which the file conforms, and gives 'permission' for a reader implementing at least that specification to display the file. Note that $20 here means the character 'white space'.
Code Abstract Defined in/by
3g2a 3GPP2 3GPP2
3ge6 3GPP Release 6 extended-presentation Profile 3GPP
3ge9 3GPP Release 9 Extended Presentation Profile 3GPP
3gf9 3GPP Release 9 File-delivery Server Profile 3GPP
3gg6 3GPP Release 6 General Profile 3GPP
3gg9 3GPP Release 9 General Profile 3GPP
3gh9 3GPP Release 9 Adaptive Streaming Profile 3GPP
3gm9 3GPP Release 9 Media Segment Profile 3GPP
3gp4 3GPP Release 4 3GPP
3gp5 3GPP Release 5 3GPP
3gp6 3GPP Release 6 basic Profile 3GPP
3gp7 3GPP Release 7 3GPP
3gp8 3GPP Release 8 3GPP
3gp9 3GPP Release 9 Basic Profile 3GPP
3gr6 3GPP Release 6 progressive-download Profile 3GPP
3gr9 3GPP Release 9 Progressive DownloadProfile 3GPP
3gs6 3GPP Release 6 streaming-server Profile 3GPP
3gs9 3GPP Release 9 Streaming ServerProfile 3GPP
3gt9 3GPP Release 9 Media Stream Recording Profile 3GPP
ARRI ARRI Digital Camera ARRI
avc1 Advanced Video Coding extensions ISO
bbxm Blinkbox Master File: H.264 video and 16-bit little-endian LPCM audio Blinkbox
CAEP Canon Digital Camera Canon
caqv Casio Digital Camera Casio
ccff Common container file format DECE
CDes Convergent Designs Convergent
da0a DMB AF audio with MPEG Layer II audio, MOT slide show, DLS, JPG/PNG/MNG images DMB-MAF
da0b DMB AF, extending da0a , with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
da1a DMB AF audio with ER-BSAC audio, JPG/PNG/MNG images DMB-MAF
da1b DMB AF, extending da1a, with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
da2a DMB AF audio with HE-AAC v2 audio, MOT slide show, DLS, JPG/PNG/MNG images DMB-MAF
da2b DMB AF extending da2a, with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
da3a DMB AF audio with HE-AAC, JPG/PNG/MNG images DMB-MAF
da3b DMB AF extending da3a with BIFS, 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
dash ISO base media file format file specifically designed for DASH including movie fragments and Segment Index. DASH
dby1 MP4 files with Dolby content (e.g. Dolby AC-4, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD (Dolby MLP)) Dolby
dmb1 DMB AF supporting all the components defined in the specification DMB-MAF
dv1a DMB AF video with AVC video, ER-BSAC audio, BIFS, JPG/PNG/MNG images, TS DMB-MAF
dv1b DMB AF, extending dv1a, with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
dv2a DMB AF video with AVC video, HE-AACv2 audio, BIFS, JPG/PNG/MNG images, TS DMB-MAF
dv2b DMB AF extending dv2a, with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
dv3a DMB AF video with AVC video, HE-AAC audio, BIFS, JPG/PNG/MNG images, TS DMB-MAF
dv3b DMB AF extending dv3a with 3GPP timed text, DID, TVA, REL, IPMP DMB-MAF
dvr1 DVB RTP DVB
dvt1 DVB Transport Stream DVB
ifrm Apple iFrame Specification, Version 8.1 Jan 2013 Apple
isc2 Files encrypted according to ISMACryp 2.0 ISMACryp2
iso2 All files based on the 2004 edition of the ISO file format ISO
iso3 Version of the ISO file format ISO
iso4 Version of the ISO file format ISO
iso5 Version of the ISO file format ISO
iso6 Version of the ISO file format ISO
isom All files based on the ISO Base Media File Format ISO
jpsi The JPSearch data interchange format, for the exchange of image collections and respective metadata JPSearch
LCAG Leica digital camera Leica
lmsg last Media Segment indicator for ISO base media file format. DASH
M4A$20 iTunes MPEG-4 audio protected or not,
can contain audio + video + 3g text track + chapter track
iTunes
M4B$20 iTunes AudioBook protected or not
can contain audio + video + 3g text track + chapter track
iTunes
M4P$20 MPEG-4 protected audio iTunes
M4V$20 MPEG-4 protected audio+video iTunes
MFSM Media File for Samsung video Metadata Samsung
mj2s Motion JPEG 2000 simple profile MJ2
mjp2 Motion JPEG 2000, general profile MJ2
mp21 MPEG-21 MPEG-21
mp41 MP4 version 1 MP4v2
mp42 MP4 version 2 MP4v2
mp71 MPEG-7 file-level metadata ISO
MPPI Photo Player Multimedia Application Format ISO-MAF
msdh Media Segment conforming to the general format type for ISO base media file format. DASH
msix Media Segment conforming to the Indexed Media Segment format type for ISO base media file format. DASH
niko Nikon Digital Camera Nikon
odcf OMA DCF (DRM Content Format) OMA DRM 2.0
opf2 OMA PDCF (DRM Content Format) OMA DRM 2.1
opx2 OMA Adapted PDCF OMA DRM XBS
pana Panasonic Digital Camera Panasonic
piff Protected Interoperable File Format PIFF
pnvi Panasonic Video Intercom Panasonic Video Intercom
qt$20$20 QuickTime QT
risx Representation Index Segment used to index MPEG-2 TS based Media Segments. DASH
ROSS Ross Video Ross
sdv$20 SD Video SDV
sims Media Segment conforming to the Sub-Indexed Media Segment format type for ISO base media file format. DASH
sisx Single Index Segment used to index MPEG-2 TS based Media Segments. DASH
ssss Subsegment Index Segment used to index MPEG-2 TS based Media Segments. DASH