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Name MPEG-4 Media File
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/mp4
PUID:  fmt/199
MIME:  video/mp4
Classification Audio, Video
Description This is an outline record only, and requires further details, research or authentication to provide information that will enable users to further understand the format and to assess digital preservation risks associated with it if appropriate. If you are able to help by supplying any additional information concerning this entry, please return to the main PRONOM page and select ‘Add an Entry’.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than 3GPP Audio/Video File  
Has lower priority than Apple Lossless Audio Codec  
Has lower priority than Canon Raw (3.0)
Has priority over Quicktime  
Has priority over BibTeX Database File  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 27 Oct 2009
Source description 08/2023 (v.113) - Priority aded over fmt/1616 (BibTeX Database File). Internally researched.
Last updated 15 Aug 2023
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