Tag: MediaConch

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Learn more about the conformance checkers

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September to present the three conformance checkers that are being developed for electronic documents, still images and audiovisual files. The webinars will: introduce the PREFORMA project, update participants on the current status of the conformance checkers, demonstrate the software, outline future plans, and give examples of how the community can contribute, or provide feedback. Continue reading


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No Time to Wait: Standardizing FFV1 and MKV for Preservation

Check out the results of the symposium organised In Berlin in conjunction with IETF’s 96th meeting and hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea. The symposium brought together 70+ audiovisual archivists, technologists and format designers with a focus on the standardization of a preservation-grade audiovisual file format combination package. Continue reading


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PERICLES-PREFORMA-MediaConch workshop at Tate

On Saturday 23 July Tate hosted a workshop in London focussing on new tools to support the conservation of digital video, led by Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer. The workshop focussed on the functionalities existing with the latest versions of MediaInfo and MediaTrace accessed via the command line, and demonstrated the additional user friendly functionality being developed through MediaConch in developing policies for the technical evaluation of files. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #6 – July 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.06, now available for download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, and latest updates on the pre-IETF Berlin Symposium: No Time to Wait! A free workshop for audiovisual archivists, developers, and open standards working groups from July 18th – 20th hosted by the Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea.net. Register to the workshop and learn more about MediaConch and PREFORMA! Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #5 – June 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.05, PREFORMA’s conformance checker for AV files, latest downloads, upcoming events and much more in the June 2016 edition of MediaConch newsletter. Register to the No Time to Wait! symposium on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives. Download MediaConch from PREFORMA Open Source Portal, try it and send us your feedback. We will use it to improve the software. Continue reading


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Who’s Using What: PREFORMA Project

For this edition of Who’s Using What, Gregory Markus looks towards the digital preservation challenges that GLAMs face. He interviewed two developers from the PREFORMA Project: Xavi Tarres from Easy Innova (who is working on DPF Manager, the conformance checker for TIFF images) and Jérôme Martinez from MediaArea (who is working on MediaConch, the conformance checker for MKV/FFv1 audiovisual files). Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #4 – April 2016

MediaArea Team released version 16.03 of MediaConch, the open source conformance checker for audiovisual files. Among the latest updates, it now supports plugins including VeraPDF and DPFManager, the other two PREFORMA conformance checkers for electronic documents and still images. The Online MediaConch GUI enables accessibility across platforms. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #3 (January 2016)

Discover the new features included in the latest release of MediaConch, the forthcoming cooperation with Artefactual team to integrate MediaConch into their Archivematica software during the upcoming year, the ongoing work towards the standardization of Matroska and FFV1, and the next appointments. MediaArea is eager to build a community of collaborators and testers to participate in and use the results of the project. Continue reading


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Updates on MediaConch: October release and upcoming events

October’s release of MediaConch (v15.10) features a brand new implementation checker concentrating on Matroska and EBML conformance checks, as well as several illustrative policy sets allowing users to carry out conformance checking on preservation master files, among other workflows. Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer will be presenting on MediaConch at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference in Portland, OR, USA (20 Nov). Continue reading


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PREFORMA presented at FIAT/IFTA 2015

Bert Lemmens from PACKED, Peter Bubestinger from the Austrian Mediathek and Tessa Fallon from MediaArea presented the PREFORMA project, the work done towads the adoption and standardisation of FFv1 as a digital preservation format and MediaConch, at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2015. The Conference took place in Vienna from October 7th until October 10th 2015 and this year theme was: “Audiovisual Culture, a bridge to the future”. Continue reading