MediaArea is an open source software company focused on digital media analysis. We develop and support tools that aid developers in integrating digital media file investigation into their work.

We do mostly open source code, without rejecting proprietary code on request.

MediaInfo is our flagship product with 4 000 downloads per day, we also currently work on MediaConch, and we worked in the past on QCTools, BWF MetaEdit and some other projects.

The team

Each member of the team is unique and commits code under their own name. Their work is visible via their respective accounts listed below.

Jérôme Martinez
(Digital Media Specialist)

Technical design, implementation of the bytestream/bitstream analyzer, extraction of metadata

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Dave Rice

Communication with memory institutions, definition of tests, documentation

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Guillaume Roques
(Senior Developer)

Database management, automation, performance optimization, shell, website maintenance

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Maxime Gervais
(Junior Developer)

Release manager, scripting, bug fixes

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Our projects

Different levels of involvment, from self-funding, self-management, and full development to external funding, external management, and partial development.

These projects are open source, you can participate too; additionnally, if you don't like what we do of these projects, just fork and offer a better version.


MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files. Self funded, self managed, fully developed by us.


Implementation checker, policy checker, & reporter. MediaConch is funded by PREFORMA project co-funded by the European Commission.


QCTools (Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation) is a software tool that helps users analyze and understand their digitized video files through use of audiovisual analytics and filtering. QCTools is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Knight Foundation, and is managed by the Bay Area Video Coalition.

BWF MetaEdit

BWF MetaEdit is a tool that supports embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files. It supports the FADGI (Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative) for embedded metadata in the bext and INFO chunks. Initial funding of BWF MetaEdit was provided by the FADGI, with project management from AVPreserve.

AVI MetaEdit

AVI MetaEdit is a tool that supports embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in AVI (Standard and OpenDML) files. This tool can also enforce file structure and metadata recommendations and specifications from U.S. National Archives, Microsoft, and IBM. Initial funding of AVI MetaEdit was provided by NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) supported by the FADGI, with project management from AVPreserve.

DV Analyzer

DV Analyzer is a technical quality control and reporting tool that examines DV streams in order to report errors in the tape-to-file transfer process, such as video error concealment information, invalid audio samples, timecode inconsistency, inconsistent use of arbitrary bits in video DIF blocks, and DIF structural problems. DV Analyzer was managed by AVPreserve.

Other projects

We are not directly involved in these projects but we use them for A/V analysis, and we sometimes send patches to these projects.


Standardization of open source formats focused on lossless storage. Matroska / FFV1 / FLAC.


Vrecord is open source software for capturing a video signal and turning it into a digital file.


SignalServer is intended to become a web app to accompany QCTools.


A lot used by ourselves for A/V analysis, used by QCTools.


This app helps users through the command generation process so that more people can reap the benefits of FFmpeg.


We also organize or participate to several A/V related events.

Get in touch

We can contract worldwide, with business entities in Europe (France) and in North America (New York).

E-mail (prefered method)


Physical adresses

Europe: SARL
Chemin du Vernay
73190 Curienne
North America:
RiceCapades LLC
545 45th Street, 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11220