Each type of media will have their unique combination of codecs, file wrappers, resolutions, plus a plethora of metadata which may, or may not, accompany the assets. How will you be able to find that one clip, of that one person, talking about that specific thing 10 years in the future among maybe hundreds of thousands of other videos? You don’t!
To be able to achieve a monetizable, future-proofed media archive, you need a clear strategy on how to archive video files. What you need is a holistic digital archives software with advanced search functionalities and automated metadata tagging to be able to help you find what you need, when you need it, at a moment's notice.
To archive your media files successfully requires a consistent plan for logging, tagging, and categorizing the content. You need to establish a taxonomy for the files that’s accurate, detailed enough to be useful, and consistently deployed across your entire archive to allow for advanced and easy searches.