[Matroska-devel] raw h264 file format

David McPaul dlmcpaul at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 05:04:34 CET 2009

2009/11/19 Aya Koshigaya <mailinglist at koshigaya.de>:
> Hi,
> I know this isn't realy a matroska-question.. but I don't know where
> to ask else.. :)
> Does anyone know the specs of the raw h264 format? (The one that
> MKVTools creates when I extract a video stream of a mkv.)

>From the MKVEXTRACT documentation:

H.264 / AVC video tracks are written to H.264 elementary streams which
can be processed further with e.g. MP4Box from the GPAC package.

So I expect it writes it out with NAL start codes, check the result
for 0x000001 markers to confirm.

The H264 elementary stream format is available from ISO at www.iso.org


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