This location contains information on the Common Media Manifest Metadata (Media Manifest).



V1.6 improvements include those from Common Metadata 2.6 (referenced 2.6 schema), improved picture handling, improved IMF referencing, improved App support in CPE, and workflow improvements. Breaking a manifest into pieces is supported, especially for episodic where episodes will be delivered separately from seasons.


The Manifest Validator can be found at www.movielabs.com/md/manifest/validator.

Best Practices

Guidance for solving specific problems on undertanding certain concepts can be found at www.movielabs.com/md/practices

PREVIOUS VERSIONs (Still supported)

Release History

A full release history including change lists and deprecated versions can be found here.

Applications of Media Manifest

File delivery

Media Manifest is an essential element of deliverying files from studios to retailers. Specifications and best practices for delivery are found on the Manifest File Delivery page. This includes specifications and best practices for Media Manifest (Media Manifest Core), Common Metadata (Media Entertainment Core) and Interoperable Master Format (IMF).

Cross-Platform Extras (CPE)

The Media Manifest is an essental element of Cross-Platform Extras. Specific instructions on Manifest use in CPE can be found at CPE-Manifest.

Best Practices

Seamless Playback

The following best pratice describes a process for ensuring seamless playback of Playable Sequences.

  • Seamless Sequential Playaback (Best Practice), BP-META-MMMSP, June 12, 2015 (PDF)


The best examples are at Media Manifest Core.

This section is provided for reference. Files are not maintained and may contain obsolete data. As examples become available, we will post examples of Media Manfest usage.

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