Appendix A. Multimedia Formats and Licenses
In this part of the book, we will cover the details of the formats and codecs used for the storage and transmission of audio and video content. Further, we will look at the Creative Commons Licenses, which can be used to license open (multimedia) content.
This appendix collects the following information:
- The most important audio formats together with some major lossy and lossless audio codecs
- A selection of video codecs and the codecs commonly used for web distribution
- The Creative Commons Licenses conditions and some popular CC license models
Let's start with the definition of some key terms:
- File format:"A file format is a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file." For media ...