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Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

By alan | alan <akb@...> | akbakb2000
June 29, 2004 | Post #207 | Topic #140

> Does this way of adding text work in all SMIL players or just real player? Frames and text are part of the SMIL spec. The template I have does not work in QT, I believe it has to do with the use of "Realtext" in the text frame. But as Lucas pointed out, the problem w/ launching a SMIL file from a MOV discouraged me from looking much into it. There are SMIL authoring tools, it might be worth looking at those. Check out : http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/ which has the spec and links to all kinds of resources. > And I would like it to look prettier Can you tell I'm not a graphic designer? :) > Is there an easy way to bundle the video > itself and the SMIL data into one file for download...? That would be up to the individual player. I'm not sure how that behavior works with the various players if they are launched on their own versus when they run in a browser. Quick rant. If you have multiple video formats to support, SMIL is no good given how fractured the video market is. Real and QT support SMIL but you can't mix the two in a SMIL file, and that doesn't even take into account WM. Mpeg4 was supposed to save us but it will be years if ever its widespread enough. I came to the unfortunate conclusion that the way to do a playlist that supports multiple formats is to use javascript in a browser and use plugins. I haven't had time to do it, it would probably take a lot of effort. The interface for the Media Rights Film Fest: http://mediathatmattersfest.org/mtm04/index.php has the right idea. One would have to modify it to automatically play the next clip and switch between plugins. alan http://demandmedia.net/ Collaborative Video Blog