Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Technical Report provides an overview of the MPEG-A standard highlighting the rationale for such a new standard.
Furthermore, it describes the specific concept behind the Multimedia Application Formats (MAFs), which constitute the parts of this Technical Report.
Finally, the report gives a high-level description of the existing Multimedia Application Formats.