Request for review of DMB Application format media types: application/dmb

Houari houari_id at
Tue Dec 4 06:54:59 CET 2007

MIME media type name : Application

MIME subtype name : Standards Tree -dmb

Required parameters :     none

Optional parameters : 

Encoding considerations : binary
This media type may require encoding on transports not capable of handling binary.

Security considerations : 
    It is not possible to inject supported components other than those are specified in the DMB AF specification (ISO/IEC 23000-9) in the dmb file. This might prevent to crash the receiver or temporarily make it unavailable.
    The authentication mechanism can be used to validate of the sender and the data to prevent security problems due to non-compliant malignant dmb file. 

Interoperability considerations : 
    A number of interoperating implementations exist within the ISO/IEC 23000 community, and that community has reference software for reading and writing the file format.

Published specification : 
    Not published yet. 
    However, ISO/IEC 23000-9 is currently at FDIS stage and expected to be published in Jan. 2008.

Applications which use this media : 

Additional information :

1. Magic number(s) : none
2. File extension(s) : dmb
3. Macintosh file type code : dmb
4. Object Identifiers: none


Person to contact for further information :

1. Name : Hui Yong Kim
2. Email : hykim5 at

Intended usage : Common 

Author/Change controller : Hui Yong Kim, editor of ISO/IEC 23000-9 Digital Multimedia Broadcasting Application Format         

- Houari

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