About the MAFF file format

MAFF files are standard ZIP files containing one or more web pages, images, or other downloadable content. Additional information, like the original page address, is saved along with the content; this metadata allows the browser to open these files intelligently.

MAFF, compared to other web archive formats, is particularly suited to package video and audio together with related web resources. This ability derives from the basic structure of the ZIP container, where compression can be used for web pages, and verbatim storage for content that require fast streaming access and wouldn't benefit from being re-compressed, like most video and audio formats.

Features of the MAFF file format

Technical details

More information about the MAFF file format can be found in the MAFF specification.