The Media Manifest contains metadata essential for delivery of media packages from studio distribution to retailers. The specifications on this page provide rules and guidelines for using the Media Manifest for delivery.

Media Manifest Core(MMC) and Media Entertainment Core (MEC)

Media Manifest Core (MMC) provides specific instructions for Media Manfiest encoding to support basic file delivery uses cases. Examples are also provided.

Media Entertainment Core (MEC) is used in conjunction with MMC to providing user-facing metadata. MEC fully supports internationalization.

MMC and MEC were developed jointly with the Entertainment Merchants Association .

Best Practice for File Delivery

These best practice describes approriate usage of Avails, Media Manifest and File Manifest for deliverying files through distribution to a retailer. These are intended for studios; post production companies providing distribution services; and for retailer or any other party receiving media files and/or metadata.

  • Using Media Manifest, File Manifest and Avails for file Delivery (Best Practice),
    • BP-META-MMMD, v1.2, October 13, 2015 (PDF)
    • version showing differences from v1.1 (PDF)

Best Practices for using Media Manifest with Interoperatble Master Format (IMF)

The following document describes how to use Media Manifest with Interoperable Master Format (IMF) as described in the in the SMPTE ST 2067 family of standards. This is useful in conjunction with File Delivery desribed above.

  • Using Common Media Format with Interoperable Media Format
    • TR-META-MMMIFM, v0.5a, July 23, 2015 (PDF, Word)


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