MovieLabs Specification for Next Generation Video
Technologies for the distribution, playback and display of video content are evolving rapidly. These technologies offer the opportunity to distribute content that is visually richer, more engaging and available through more distribution models on an ever-expanding range of devices. Distributing content that can take advantage of these new technologies will necessitate the creation of new content distribution formats, both physical and digital.
To facilitate the development and deployment of new formats, MovieLabs has drafted a high-level specification defining the key feature sets that can serve as the basis for standards supporting those new content distribution formats and platforms. The “MovieLabs Specification for Next Generation Video” covers important video features and was developed in conjunction with the “MovieLabs Specification for Enhanced Content Protection,” which covers complementary content protection features.
These documents are intended solely as a guide for companies interested in developing products which can be compatible with other products. Each member company of MovieLabs shall decide independently the extent to which it will utilize, or require adherence to, these specifications.