The Internet Engineering Task Force, an open and independent international standards organization, has chartered a working group named CELLAR (Codec Encoding for LossLess Archiving and Realtime transmission) in order to develop specifications for Matroska (an audiovisual container), FFV1 (a lossless video encoding), and FLAC (a lossless audio encoding). This presentation will review the status of the work and provide an overview of the challenges and intricacies of audiovisual specification development. Topics will also include the benefits of open standards within the context of digital preservation, methods for advocating for and supporting implementation of standards, and the balances between specification development and validator development.
27 Sept Tuesday
LoC Madison Building: Montpelier Rm.