Choosing The Right File Format/Appendix

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Related Reading[edit]

Standards organisation[edit]

File types for further research[edit]

Feel free to expand this list.

  • Contact lists (ldap for external address books, ldif -Lightweight Directory Interchange Format)
  • Audio files (Ogg Vorbis) and the problems with mp3 as proprietary format Frauenhofer Patents
  • Video files: Moving Pictures Experts Group MPEG-2 & MPEG-4 include Frauenhofer Patents
  • 3D Modeling: ASCII Alias/Wavefront OBJ. What is SQL DDL?
  • Financial records
  • Calendars: ScheduleWorld
  • Diagrams Dia over Microsoft Visio

File formats for portability[edit]

  • Addressbook information: LDIF