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DASH-IF Codecs Catalogue

This repository collects the list of codecs as well as associated parameters for the codecs when added to DASH. Note that this is not a formal registration, but an informative list. Requests for adding an codecs are formally submitted via a Pull Request here. The simplest way to submit a Pull Request is described bellow.

Submission process

  1. Login on GitHub using your personal account (create one if needed)
  2. Fork the repository into your own area at GitHub
  3. Go to that fork, and edit the CSV files in the folder /csv according to your submission (e.g. adding, removing codecs ...)
  4. When it is right, submit a Pull Request to the repository here.

Guidelines for CSV formatting (step 3)

The codecs are grouped per type in different CSV files. Each line of the CSV files is composed of exactly 5 fields following the same pattern name|specification|codec|profile|terms|contact|comment.

  • name: the media profile name according to the [MP4RA registration] (
  • specification: name and version of the corresponding specification, e.g. ISO/IEC 23009-2
  • codecs: the @codecs parameter to be used in the dash MPD
  • profile: the CMAF media profile 4CC brand to be added to the @containerProfiles according to the [MP4RA brand] (
  • terms: any information on terms of the codec, for example a link to the IPR policy
  • contact: any information in a contact, for example a link to a web page, that can help on acquiring the specification
  • comment: free form comment related to the codec, for example additional parameters and requirements

To make a valid Pull Request, it boils down to:

  1. Choosing the right CSV file corresponding to your codec
  2. Modifying the chosen CSV file with your proposed codec according to the pattern above
  3. Committing your changes
  4. Submitting the Pull Request

For maintainer

Whenever there is a commit pushed to this repository, it triggers the CI script .travis.yml. This script executes an HTTP call to trigger the DASH-IF website build script. This call is sent to the Travis CI API. The call to the API is authenticated using a Travis Token of someone having permission access to the DASH-IF website repository on Travis. The Token is inserted into the script using the key TRAVIS_TOKEN.


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