Matroska

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File Format
Name Matroska
Ontology
Extension(s) .mkv, .mka, .mks, .mk3d
LoCFDD fdd000342
PRONOM fmt/569
Matroska (sometimes spelled MatroŇ°ka) is an open standard multimedia container format. It is based on the EBML metaformat.

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A Matroska file begins with 0x1a 0x45 0xdf 0xa3, as do all EBML files.

It contains an EMBL "DocType" element whose value is the string "matroska". This means that the byte sequence 0x42 0x82 0x88 'm 'a 't' 'r' 'o' 's' 'k' 'a' will appear in the file, normally near the beginning.

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