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Definition Edit

A wrapper format is a

[d]igital file format designed as an envelope for one or more streams of related digital content, where the stream format is specified independently.[1]

Overview Edit

"For example, the QuickTime format is a wrapper that typically contains audio or video bitstreams, which may conform to one of many compression encodings. In contrast to bundling formats, files compliant with a wrapper specification are typically used as is by a reader/player that understands both the wrapper and the encoding of encapsulated bitstreams."[2]

References Edit

  1. National Digital Stewardship Alliance, The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions 24 (Feb. 2014) (full-text).
  2. Id.

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