This site contains the defintion of Media Entertainment Core (MEC) Metadata

The Entertainment Merchant’s Association (EMA) and the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), in conjuncation with MovieLabs, have defined this format for transferring metadata from Publishers to Retailers.

Full documentation is a combination of the written document and the XML Schema itself.


Version 2.7

Updates MEC to use Common Metadata v2.7. No changes are made to the specification.

Version 2.7.1

A minor change was made in Common Metadata to remove enumeration for DisplayIndicators. The following references the corrected CM version 2.7.1. This is only relevant if you are using DisplayIndicator values that are not in the existing enumeration.

Release History

A full release history including change lists and deprecated versions can be found here.


Controlled Vocabularies

VALIDATOR and Tool Suite

Information and links to the MDDF Validator are here: www.movielabs.com/md/validator.

The Tool Suite, including an online validator are at mddf.movielabs.com.


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