Is a project with unlimited possibilities, the basic idea of which is the creation of an open source media container that works across formats. MKV format involves multiple selectable subtitles, video and audio tracks. Besides, MKV provides an online broadcast, instant rewind of the file and the partition of files into heads.
SPHERE (SPeech HEader Resources) is a file format defined by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and is used with speech audio. SoX can read these files when they contain μ-law and PCM data. It will ignore any header information that says the data is compressed using shorten compression and will treat the data as either μ-law or PCM. This will allow SoX and the command line shorten program to be run together using pipes to encompasses the data and then pass the result to SoX for processing.