This page details the public MPV Profiles and Specifications available
for download. OSTA’s MPV committee is always developing and ratifying
new profiles and guideline specifications so come back often to check
for new ones.
OSTA Intellectual Property Policy:
The OSTA specification documents include a Terms
of Use notice which you should read carefully. During the specification
development, OSTA members that contribute to the specifications submit
an OSTA IP Contribution
and Disclosure form. Please contact OSTA by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to
learn more about the forms on file from contributing members for each
The MPV Interoperability Specification
The MPV Interoperability Specification defines guidelines for implementing
to ensure interoperability on consumer electronics devices with
performance (CPU power, system memory, etc.).
MPV Interoperability Specification V1.0
and MPV Validation Tools
MPV Portable Storage Profile Specification
The MPV-PS Profile specification assists consumers and manufacturers
in the storage and management of large collections of digital media files
stored on CDs, DVDs or memory cards. This specification defines the minimum
requirements of a directory tree structure which is suitable for the
storage of thousands of digital still pictures and video for a long period.
MPV TV Broadcast Spec -1.00
The MPV Broadcast Television Profile Allows for Easier Transport of
TV Show Description Data in DVRs and other Video Technology.
Broadcast Television Profile 1.00
MPV Music Profile 1.00:
The MPV Music Profile specification supports the definition, playback,
and exchange of rich multimedia music collections.
2004 - MPV Music Spec 1.00 (292K)
Current MPV (MusicPhotoVideo) Specs:
With the introduction of the Music Profile, the MPV specification
was renamed to MPV (MusicPhotoVideo) at the Dec. 3, 2002 OSTA meeting.
The specifications were re-released as 1.01 under the MPV name,
the new logo and mention of the Music profile, on Mar. 11, 2003.
At a technical level, they are unchanged from the 1.00 release.
Mar. 11, 2003
- MPV Core Spec 1.01 (1131K)
11, 2003 - MPV Basic Profile Spec 1.01 (265K)
2003 - MPV Presentation Profile Spec 1.01 (370K)
Mar. 11, 2003 - MPV
Normalized Metadata Format Spec 1.01 (258K)
2003 - MPV Dublin Core NMF Profile Spec 1.01 (706K)
22, 2005 - MPV XML Manifest Spec 2.0 (211K)
11, 2003 - MPV XML Manifest Spec 1.01 (211K)
2003 - MPV XML Schema files 1.01 (86K)