This section contains the information on where to find out more about a specific specification or the owner of a registered code-point.

The specifications in this family are all "atom" or "box" structured file formats, which are intentionally interoperable.

Most of the specifications are related to the first MPEG-4 file format (MP4 version 1), which in turn was derived from the QuickTime file format defined by Apple Computer. More recently the MP4 file format was generalized into the ISO Base Media File Format, which defines a general structure for time-based media files. It in turn is used as the basis for other file formats in the family.

The JPEG 2000 file format is box (atom) structured, but is not time-based, and so does not derive from the ISO Base Media File Format.

Name Specification or Source
3GPP 3GPP 26.234 (Release 4,5)Transparent end-to-end packet switched streaming service (PSS); Protocols and codecs, Annex D;

3GPP 26.244 Transparent end-to-end packet switched streaming service (PSS); 3GPP file format (3GP)

3GPP2 3GPP2 C.S0050-A, File Formats for Multimedia Services
ARRI The ARRI Group
NALu Video ISO/IEC 14496-15, Carriage of NAL unit structured video in the ISO Base Media File Format
Apple Apple Inc.
BitJazz BitJazz
Blinkbox Blinkbox
Canon Canon
Casio Casio
CineForm Cineform
Convergent Design Convergent Design
DASH ISO/IEC 23009-1: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
ISO Common Encryption ISO/IEC 23001-7: Common encryption format for ISO base media file format
DECE Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) Common File Format & Media Formats Specification
DMB MAF ISO/IEC 23000-9 Information technology - Multimedia application format (MPEG-A) - Part 9: Digital Multimedia Broadcasting application format
Dolby Dolby
DRA Specification for multichannel digital audio coding technology, SJ/T 11368-2006 (Electronics Industrial Standardization of the People's Republic of China)
DTS DTS Document #9302J81100, Implementation of DTS Audio in Media Files Based on ISO/IEC 14496, DTS, Inc. 2013
DVB DVB Blue Book A121
Digital Voodoo Digital Voodoo
Dirac Encapsulation of Dirac in ISO/IEC 14496-12 derivatives
Dolby MLP MLP (Dolby TrueHD) streams within the ISO Base Media File Format, version 1.0, September 2009
ETSI AC-3 ETSI TS 102 366 v1.2.1 - Digital Audio Compression (AC-3, Enhanced AC-3) Standard, Annex F
ETSI AC-4 ETSI TS 103 190 v1.1.1 - Digital Audio Compression (AC-4) Standard, Annex E
Hipix Rich Picture Format from Human Monitoring
ISMAc ISMA 1.0 Encryption and Authentication
ISMAc2 ISMA 2.0 Encryption and Authentication
ISO ISO/IEC 14496-12:2004 & 15444-12:2004, ISO base media file format. Available as a publicly available standard from ISO.
ITU G.719 ITU-T Recommendation G.719 (2008) Amendment 1 (2008): "New Annex A on storage format definitions for G.719, and new Annex B on a reference floating-point implementation for G.719"
JPEG2000 ISO/IEC 15444-1, The JPEG 2000 Image Coding System, Annex I
JPSearch ISO/IEC 24800-5, JPSearch - Data interchange format between image repositories
Leica Leica Camera AG
MJ2 ISO/IEC 15444-3:2003, Motion JPEG 2000
MP4v1 ISO/IEC 14496-1, Information technology – Coding of audio-visual objects – Part 1: Systems, (Various versions to 2001), Chapter 13, The MP4 File Format
MP4v2 ISO/IEC 14496-14, The MP4 File Format
MPEG-4 ISO/IEC 14496-1, Information technology – Coding of audio-visual objects – Part 1: Systems
MPEG-21 ISO/IEC 21000-9, Information technology – MPEG-21 File Format
Matrox Matrox
Nikon Nikon
OMA DRM 2.0 OMA DRM; Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management, DRM Content Format 2.0 (OMA-TS-DRM_DCF-V2_0_1-20080226-A)
OMA DRM 2.1 OMA DRM; Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management, DRM Content Format 2.1 (OMA-TS-DRM-DCF-V2_1-20070724-C)
OMA DRM XBS OMA DRM; Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management, DRM Extensions for Broadcast Support (OMA-TS-DRM_XBS-V1_0-20070529-C)
OMArlin The OMArlin Specification, available on request from The Marlin Developer Community
PIFF The Protected interoperable file format, Microsoft Corp.
PNG Portable Network Graphics
Panasonic Panasonic
Panasonic Video Intercom Panasonic System Networks
Photo MAF ISO/IEC 23000-3 Information technology - Multimedia application format (MPEG-A) - Part 3: MPEG photo player application format
QT The QuickTime File format, Apple Computer Inc.
Ross Ross Video
Samsung Samsung
SDV The SD Card Association: SD Memory Card Specifications, Part 8, VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
SMPTE SMPTE RP2025:2007, VC-1 Bitstream Storage in the ISO Base Media File Format
Universal Music Group Specification is made available only under license; contact Universal Music Group.
iTunes General documentation can be found on Apple's developer site

Inline definitions not recorded in an external document

  1. ID3 version 2 meta-data

ID3 version 2 meta-data can be stored in meta-boxes as defined by the ISO base media file format. In this case, a handler type of 'ID32' is used in the meta-box. The actual meta-data is either stored in one or more ID32 box(es) inside the meta-data box, or this entire set of box(es) is referenced as the primary item, and stored elsewhere.

Box Type: 'ID32'
Container: Meta box ('meta')
Mandatory: No
Quantity: Zero or more

The ID3v2 box contains a complete ID3 version 2.x.x data. It should be parsed according to http://www.id3.org/ specifications for v.2.x.x tags. There may be multiple ID3v2 boxes using different language codes.

Syntax

aligned(8) class ID3v2Box extends FullBox('ID32', version=0, 0) {
  const bit(1) pad = 0;
  unsigned int(5)[3] language; // ISO-639-2/T language code
  unsigned int(8) ID3v2data [];
}

Semantics

The ID3v2 box contains a complete ID3 version 2.x.x data. It should be parsed according to http://www.id3.org/ specifications for v.2.x.x tags.