Re: [dispatch] Standardization of FFV1, Matroska

Dave Rice <> Wed, 22 July 2015 08:05 UTC

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> On Jul 22, 2015, at 3:52 AM, Timothy B. Terriberry <> wrote:
> DRAGE, Keith (Keith) wrote:
>> Can I ask how much buy in these have from the archives community.
>> So for example, if I search The National Archives site in the UK, I can
>> find no mention of it, despite The National Archives claiming to be
>> front runners in the preservation of digital material.
> The commentary at suggests that the National Archives are at least looking at it.

Actually, we conducted an interview Ian Henderson of the UK National Archives last December. The notes are here: He discusses the reason for selecting FFV1 and Matroska for various preservation purposes. Within the interview he actually discusses issues related specifically to the standardization of these formats.

> and are additional relevant examples.

Peter Bubestinger has drafted a list of FFV1 users on wikipedia at

Additionally Indiana University is undertaking a large scale campus-wide digitization effort and recently selected FFV1 and Matroska.

The formats are in use in large scale digitization efforts in television archives in Europe. See and Also the call for proposals for the next FIAT/IFTA World Conference leads their call for proposals on “Archives and technology evolution” with the question “Is FFV1 the new JPEG2000?” See:

As FFV1 and Matroska are finding increased implementations, archives are increasingly invested in furthering the standardization of these formats.

> But I am by no means an expert in the archives community.

I am happy to play that role. :)
Best Regards,
Dave Rice