this might be a tough question but i feel the need to ask

why does video need to be in video container files? and why do those file need to be in multimedia container files?

when people where first combining video with audio inside computers, why the need for these complex file format layers? why does a video and and audio file need to be in it's own video file format and codec, and then that file need to be in it's own container file?

thank you


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