MPV is a standard for
exchanging and playing collections of digital music, photos, and
videos among consumer electronics devices and PCs on CDs, DVDs, memory
cards, harddisks, home networks, and across the Internet.
MPV is comprised of a series of profiles and guidelines. The bases
are the Core and Basic Profiles which define
all the assets and album or collection. On top of these, there are
various types of profiles
that address particular use cases, media types or product types. Finally,
the Interoperability Specifications define strict or narrow uses of
the profiles to ensure they can effectively be used in products with
limited capabilities (limited processing power, memory, storage, etc.)
MPV Marketing Introduction Presentation (2268K) Apr05
(1066K) July 05
Datasheet (127K) Feb 04
MPV Technology Presentation (MS Powerpoint) (1938K) [03Mar03] 03Mar03
Three Minute Tutorial Videos on MPV – Let Us Show You!
These tutorial videos give an overview of MPV by explaining the problems
it solves through a standard use case – the user experience problems
in playing burned discs of photos or compressed music files on consumer
electronics devices. Watch them now ...
Detailed information about how to implement MPV in your products here.
This section also includes links more details about the OSTA and 3rd
Sample MPV datasets you can play and study
MPV Tools SDKs & sample
Additional MPV Info
MPV adds rich, quickly-accessible metadata so products can easily
playing, and printing multimedia collections.
> Users can navigate large collections of hundreds or thousands
of files organized into multiple playlists, such as songs by genre,
by artist, and by album.
Standard creation and playback of a multimedia slideshows of pictures and video
with background music and transition effects – guaranteed to playback
in the order the user intended on MPV-supported devices
> Songs can have album art, lyrics, music in both audio-only and video
file formats, and multiple encodings of the same music, for example WMA
MPV manages multiple renditions of images, such as high resolution, screen
resolution, and thumbnails that enable high-performance playback on low-end
systems using low-res images and printing using high-res images.
based on creating a playlist and asset management control file for collections
of music, photo, and video files in any combination. A playlist
is an index or table of contents that specifies the location of files
and the order in which to play them. It is an open, multiplatform,
developed and managed by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA).
A logo is available to communicate compatibility, such as between CD
burning software and CD players.
Presentations For Specific Industries
and Digital Imaging - Intro (1302K)
and Digital Imaging - In Depth (MS Powerpoint)
Presentation for DVD/CE Industry (MS Powerpoint)
Presentation for Software/Camera Industry (MS
MPV Developer Training Material
OSTA hosted a MPV Developer Training Day in Tokyo, Japan, on April
7, 2004. Representatives from HP, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus,
Architects presented introductory and advanced information about
MPV. More than 60 people attended from over 30 companies.
All Presentations from the MPV Training Day
1 (5MB), Part
MPV Tutorial Videos (6MB)
MPV Digital Imaging Demo (Brandenburg Gate)
1 (9MB), Part
2 (9MB), Part
3 (7MB), Part 4 (8MB)