This specification defines the byte stream formats for use with the Media Source Extensions specification.
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This registry is intended to enhance interoperability among implementations and users of
SourceBuffer objects described in the
Media Source Extensions(MSE) specification. In particular, this registry provides the means (1) to identify
and avoid MIME-type collisions among byte stream formats, and (2) to disclose information about byte stream formats accepted by MSE
implementations to promote interoperability.
The registry maintains a mapping between MIME-type/subtype pairs and byte stream format specifications. The byte stream format specifications describe the
structure and semantics of byte streams accepted by
created with the associated MIME-type/subtype pair.
This registry is not intended to include any information on whether a byte stream format is encumbered by intellectual property claims. Implementors and users are advised to seek appropriate legal counsel in this matter if they intend to implement or use a specific byte stream format.
SourceBufferwhen handling the byte stream format.
If a registration fails to satisfy a mandatory requirement specified above, then it MAY be removed from the registry (without prejudice).
|MIME type/subtype||Public Specification(s)||Generate Timestamps Flag|
|WebM Byte Stream Format||false|
|ISO BMFF Byte Stream Format||false|
|MPEG-2 Transport Streams Byte Stream Format||false|
|MPEG Audio Byte Stream Format||true|
As well as sections marked as non-normative, all authoring guidelines, diagrams, examples, and notes in this specification are non-normative. Everything else in this specification is normative.
The key words MAY, MUST, and SHOULD are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].