Tag: MediaConch

Improving Technical Options for Audiovisual Collections through the PREFORMA Project

Kate Murray, author for The Signal, the digital preservation blog of the Library of Congress, interviewed MediaConch’s Project Manager Dave Rice and Archivist Ashley Blewer, who explained the aim of the PREFORMA Project and the first results of MediaConch particularly on the standardisation of Matroska & FFv1. Continue reading

Initial release of MediaConch now available

Part of the PREFORMA project, MediaConch (Media Conformance Checker) consists of a suite of tools and features to enable comprehensive control, testing, and modification of select archival audiovisual formats, specifically Matroska, lossless FFV1, and LPCM. Continue reading

IASA 2015 Annual Conference

‘All for One – One for All: Common Concerns – Shared Solutions’ is the title of the IASA 2015 Conference, organised in Paris by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. The paper “MediaConch: An open source audiovisual file conformance checker” has been accepted and will be presented by MediaArea. Continue reading

No Time to Wait! Standardizing FFV1 & Mastroska for Preservation

A free, three day symposium of workshops & presentations on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives. Hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea.net and supported by the PREFORMA project, the event provides an opportunity for format inventors, developers, specification authors, and archivists to collaborate and advance AV preservation formats. Continue reading

PREFORMA @ AMIA 2016 Conference

PREFORMA submitted a poster to the AMIA 2016 conference entitled “PREFORMA and MediaConch: Open Source Tools for Long-term Preservation”. The poster aims to give an overview of the three tools that were created to check whether the PDF, TIFF or FFV1/MKV files adhere to their standard specification, with a main focus on the development of the MediaConch tool and CELLAR standardization activity. Continue reading