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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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Files and Storage Formats

16.1 Packing Your Bags

Squeezing everything you’re bringing into your suitcase before a trip is not always easy. There’s always more that you want to put in, and before long it is overstuffed. Part of the art of trouble-free travel is about packing what you need and not taking anything extraneous. The same is true for storing video in files effectively. A well-defined and structured file format gives you everything you need without having to deal with loads of things that you don’t want.

16.2 Now Where Did I Put That Clip?

Movie data is often embedded into an interactive package or streamed over a networked connection. At some time in its life, the video will be stored in a file container unless the stream session ...

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