PRONOM

PRONOM is an on-line information system about data file formats and their supporting software products. Originally developed to support the accession and long-term preservation of electronic records held by the National Archives, PRONOM is now being made available as a resource for anyone requiring access to this type of information.

Let’s Solve the File Format Problem!

This Wiki provides a central source for information on all manner of file formats, self-encapsulated information sets that suffer (over time) from falling into obscurity, losing documentation, and otherwise fading while still containing many works out in the world that might need recovery. By providing an institution-neutral, public-domain, easy to navigate site containing this information, the “problem” can be addressed …

Sustainability of Digital Formats

The preservation of digital objects involves crucial decisions regarding the most suitable file formats to be employed. The options are several and the selection is not always easy. This website lists 7 important factors (disclosure, adoption, transparency, self-documentation, external dependencies, impact of patents, technical protection mechanisms) to be considered that apply across digital formats and influence the feasibility and cost of …

Wotsit- the programmer’s file and data format resource

A review site for file and data formats, specifically aimed at programmers. The site offers information on hundreds of different file types and data types as well as details about the hardware interfaces. Furthermore, many other useful programming information provided allowing for algorithms, source codes and various specifications. Information concerning the audiovisual files is embedded in the site.

MPEG.org- The Reference Website for MPEG

MPEG.ORG is a roadmap to the best MPEG resources on the Internet. This website contains pages with Video, Audio and Systems technical resources, source code, test bitstreams etc. There’s also have a page dedicated to MPEG Audio Layer 3 aka MP3. The MPEG Software Simulation Group (MSSG) page gives access to the source code of several public-domain MPEG encoders, decoders …