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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 Container format that can contain any of a number of audio and video codecs. It may also contain subtitle data or file metadata. This family of container can be used with several different file extensions.
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 added over fmt/1616 (BibTeX Database File). Internally researched; 04/2024 (v.118): Description added as part of PRONOM Research Week 2023. Submitted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Last updated 17 Apr 2024
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