Matroska Media Container Tag Specifications
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cellar                                                         S. Lhomme
Internet-Draft                                                          
Intended status: Informational                                 M. Bunkus
Expires: 19 October 2020                                                
                                                                 D. Rice
                                                           17 April 2020

              Matroska Media Container Tag Specifications
                       draft-ietf-cellar-tags-04

Abstract

   This document defines the Matroska tags, namely the tag names and
   their respective semantic meaning.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Status of this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Notations and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  Tagging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     6.1.  Why official tags matter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.2.  Tag translations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.3.  Tag Formatting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.4.  Target types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.5.  Official tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.6.  Nesting Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.7.  Organization Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.8.  Titles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.9.  Nested Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.10. Entities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.11. Search and Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     6.12. Temporal Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     6.13. Spacial Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.14. Personal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.15. Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     6.16. Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.17. Commercial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.18. Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     6.19. Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   7.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22

1.  Introduction

   Matroska aims to become THE standard of multimedia container formats.
   It can store timestamped multimedia data but also chapters and tags.
   The "Tag Elements" add important metadata to identify and classify
   the information found in a "Matroska Segment".  It can tag a whole
   "Segment", separate "Track Elements", individual "Chapter Elements"
   or "Attachment Elements".

   While the Matroska tagging framework allows anyone to create their
   own custom tags, it's important to have a common set of values for
   interoperability.  This document intends to define a set of common
   tag names used in Matroska.

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