Matroska has several components that are licensed in different
ways to maximize it's software and hardware adoption.
||A simplified binary extension of
XML for the purpose of storing and
manipulating data in a hierarchical form with variable field lengths.
||Another EBML parser with a similar interface to libEBML but written in C and under the BSD license.
||A C++ libary to parse Matroska files, it requires libEBML or libEBML2.
||A CoreCodec project that creates a low level API layer for the C programming language.
There is no cost to use the components as long as you respect the
license it is released under.
To help Matroska evolve we do encourage companies that release
commercial hardware or software products that use Matroska or EBML to become a
sponsor. In exchange for your sponsorship, we allow the sponsor to use
the Matroska logo's and trademarks in packaging, physical products,
promotional material, and on their websites.
To find out more information, see the Sponsors