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The MPEG Open Access Application Format
July-September 2009 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 8-12
Florian Schreiner, Technische Universität München
Klaus Diepold, Technische Universität München
Mohamed Abo El-Fotouh, Technische Universität München
Taehyun Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Editor's Note

The lack of a unified format for digital-content metadata and associated license information is impeding the open access to and dissemination of digital content. The MPEG Open Access Application Format is a new standard from MPEG that standardizes the packaging of digital content and associated rights information into an application format to facilitate open access and interoperable exchange. The standard builds on MPEG-21 and MPEG-7 components for file format, package description, metadata, and rights information. This article describes the motivation and composition of the MPEG Open Access Application Format.

John R. Smith

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Index Terms:
data management, standards, multimedia computing, multimedia system, Standards in Industry, multimedia and graphics
Citation:
Florian Schreiner, Klaus Diepold, Mohamed Abo El-Fotouh, Taehyun Kim, "The MPEG Open Access Application Format," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 8-12, July-Sept. 2009, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2009.55
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