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Name Windows Media Video
Other names WMV
Identifiers Apple Uniform Type Identifier:
PUID:  fmt/133
MIME:  video/x-ms-wmv
Classification Video
Disclosure Full
Description Windows Media Video Format is a subtype of the Advanced Systems Format, developed by Microsoft for storing video data streams. It comprises a Header Object, which describes the properties of the data streams, a Data Object, which contains the actual data streams stored in Data Packets and, optionally, one or more Index Objects. Video data is stored using the Windows Media Video codec, and the format supports streaming across networks.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats Has priority over Advanced Systems Format  
Has priority over Windows Media Audio  
Is subtype of Advanced Systems Format  
Technical Environment  
Released 01 Dec 2004
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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