AfterDawn: Glossary


MPV is the umbrella term for raw MPEG video streams that have been demuxed from full transport streams. The video will not have any audio or subtitles.

MPEG-1 streams have a .m1v extension and MPEG-2 streams have a .m2v extension. Raw MPEG-4 Visual bitstreams are named .m4v.

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