Extensible Binary Meta Language

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Extensible Binary Meta Language
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Extended toMatroska

Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML) is a generalized file format for any kind of data, aiming to be a binary equivalent to XML. It provides a basic framework for storing data in XML-like tags. It was originally developed for the Matroska audio/video container format.[1][2][3]

EBML is not extensible in the same way that XML is, as the XML schema (e.g., DTD) must be known in advance.

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  1. ^ Ralf Biebeler. Video-Codecs. Fachverlag Schiele & Schoen, 2007. ISBN 3794907736.
  2. ^ Paolo Nesi; Kia Ng; Jaime Delgado. Axmedis 2008. Firenze University Press, 2008. ISBN 8884538106.
  3. ^ Ajith Abraham; Jaime Lloret Mauri; John Buford; Junichi Suzuki; Sabu M. Thampi. Advances in Computing and Communications, Part IV. Springer, 2011. ISBN 3642227252.

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