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Video And Audio Codecs

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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: Video Codecs, Video FourCCs, Audio Codecs, and Audio FourCCs.

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Container, Text, And Networking Formats

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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.

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Companies, Programs, And Documentation

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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.

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Research And Reverse Engineering

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One 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.

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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.