Today, the exchange of media files is becoming the norm. While it is possible to manually verify each media file for each of the large number of file formats available, MPEG Scan software can automatically check and perform quality control (QC) on each media file in real-time. As a part of an active broadcast workflow, the MPEG Scan software performs a number of actions based on its test outcomes. It can be configured to send an e-mail message, move a file, or even create a report. In this way, the software enables a complete and automatic quality-control workflow. Using MPEG Scan software avoids the cost and partial coverage of visually inspecting video content. With a Web-based interface, MPEG Scan can be run from any standard browser. It also comes with a Web services applications programming interface (API) for easy integration into any workflow.