Meaning of "brand" in video file formats?

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Stephen Tashi
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What is the definition of "major brand" and "compatible brand" in the description of a video file?
The program ffmpeg can be run on a video file to print out information about the file format.
An example of some output:
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'Mid Air Engine Catastrophe - Air Crash investigation 2020 - Mayday Airplane Full documentary - Plane-_oKX1pcDt-E.mp4':
Metadata:
major_brand : mp42
minor_version : 0
compatible_brands: isommp42
What is the meaning of the brand information?
 
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scottdave
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I did some searching, and found this http://ftyps.com/ as well as some other links.

It appears the "brand" is another way of saying what format it is compatible with.
 
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