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Welcome to the MultimediaWiki. This Wiki is a collaborative effort to document as much information about multimedia technology as possible.
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Please don't hesitate to contribute. The Wiki is free for anyone to edit, though we do require you to [[Special:Userlogin|create an account]]. If you don't know where to start, try creating pages for some of the dead links like the ones in [[Special:Wantedpages]] or look at [[Special:Shortpages]] and fill in a few more details.
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We are at the very beginning so information may be incomplete and scarce in places. Here are a few lists of things that you may be interested in:
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Here at the MultimediaWiki we catalog as many technical details as we can about video and audio codecs. This goes for current codecs such as [[VC-1]] as well as classic codecs like [[Cinepak]] that still enjoy widespread use. See the following categories for comprensive lists: [[:Category:Video Codecs|Video Codecs]], [[:Category:Video FourCCs|Video FourCCs]], [[:Category:Audio Codecs|Audio Codecs]], and [[:Category:Audio FourCCs|Audio FourCCs]].
* [[:Category:Video Codecs]]
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* [[:Category:Video FourCCs]]
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* [[Audio Codec List]]
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* [[Multimedia Container Formats]]
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* [[Game Formats]]
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There is more to multimedia technology than just the audio and video codecs. [[:Category:Container Formats|Container formats]] are responsible for organizing the data on disk, and [[:Category:Networking Protocols|network protocols]] are in charge of sending the data over the internet. There is a plethora of [[:Category:Subtitle Formats|subtitle formats]]. And do not discount the array of [[:Category:Game Formats|game-related formats]] that play no small part in this field.
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* [[Subtitle Format List]]
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* [[Company List]]
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* [[Multimedia Programs]]
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* [[Reverse Engineering]]
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* [[Undiscovered Codecs]]
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The MultimediaWiki is also a place where we document information of specific [[:Category:Multimedia-related Companies|multimedia-related companies]] and [[:Category:Multimedia Programs|programs]]. Further, we seek to document various [[:Category:Multimedia APIs|multimedia APIs]].
 
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Further, check out the [[Special:Categories]] for a list of all the categories that are quickly becoming populated.
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The goal of the MultimediaWiki is to open up the field of multimedia technology to a wider audience of multimedia hackers. To that end, the Wiki facilitates research into [[Reverse Engineering Tools|software reverse engineering]] techniques. It also attempts to catalog which multimedia formats [[:Category:Undiscovered Codecs|have yet to be discovered]] and documented.
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Revision as of 19:41, 26 April 2006

Video And Audio Codecs

Noia palette.png

Here at the MultimediaWiki we catalog as many technical details as we can about video and audio codecs. This goes for current codecs such as VC-1 as well as classic codecs like Cinepak that still enjoy widespread use. See the following categories for comprensive lists: Video Codecs, Video FourCCs, Audio Codecs, and Audio FourCCs.

Noia midi.png

Container, Text, And Networking Formats

Noia text.png

There is more to multimedia technology than just the audio and video codecs. Container formats are responsible for organizing the data on disk, and network protocols are in charge of sending the data over the internet. There is a plethora of subtitle formats. And do not discount the array of game-related formats that play no small part in this field.

Joystick.png

Companies, Programs, And Documentation

Noia tux.png

The MultimediaWiki is also a place where we document information of specific multimedia-related companies and programs. Further, we seek to document various multimedia APIs.

Noia question.png

Research And Reverse Engineering

Noia kdict.png

The goal of the MultimediaWiki is to open up the field of multimedia technology to a wider audience of multimedia hackers. To that end, the Wiki facilitates research into software reverse engineering techniques. It also attempts to catalog which multimedia formats have yet to be discovered and documented.

Noia eyes.png
So far, there are 1,102 pages in the MultimediaWiki. We would appreciate any knowledge you can contribute, for that is what the Wiki concept is all about. Anyone can edit a page but we do require that you create an account first. If you need help deciding what to write about, check the wanted pages for ideas.