Hosted by: Open Preservation Foundation

Date: 15 September 2016, 15:00 CEST


MediaConch is an extensible, open source software project consisting of an implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer that targets preservation-level audiovisual files (specifically Matroska, Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM) and FF Video Codec 1 (FFV1)) for use in memory institutions, providing detailed and batch-level conformance checking via an adaptable and flexible application program interface accessible by the command line, a graphical user interface, or a web-based shell. The webinar will discuss the background and context of the creation of the software, provide demonstrations of the software’s graphical user interface and command line functionality, and inform participants of the future directions of the project.

MediaConch is currently being developed by the MediaArea team, notable for the creation of open source media checker software, MediaInfo. Furthermore, the MediaArea team is dedicated to the further development of the standardization of the Matroska and FFV1 formats to ensure their longevity as a recommended digital preservation file format.

For more information about MediaConch visit:


  • ​Introduction to PREFORMA, Börje Justrell (Riksarkivet) & Claudio Prandoni (Promoter Srl): download PDF
  • ​MediaConch, Dave Rice & Dinah Handel ( download PDF