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Proprietary Format

Proprietary Format: Proprietary format is a digital technology, like a codec, or other software, that is owned and by a particular corporation. Even if it is great technology, if you use it, you are at the whim of the company that owns it. Working in proprietary formats at either the recording or the archiving phases is discouraged as these formats restrict interoperability and may not be accessible if the owner abandons the technology. [ Audio Glossary ] [ Video Glossary ]  [ Archive Glossary ]

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