SimpleMetadata: An interoperable format for sharing metadata

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This document describes a container format for storing serializable metadata. It shall provide the possibility to store and share any kind of metadata, including encryption support. The idea is to create an open, universal and interoperable standard for storing and distributing every kind of metadata independent from media type or file format.


Ralf Dorfner (

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