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

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
June 29, 2004 | Post #202 | Topic #140

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 21:46:05 -0400, alan <akb@...> wrote: > Sorry to be jumping in this late in a conversation, but take a look at > this SMIL playlist: > > http://demandmedia.net/playlist?vtype=real > > Does that have enough metadata? In designing the playlist and the > aggregator website that goes with it I made it a requirement that the > user submits good metadata to try address these concerns. That's the way to do it! Yesterday I was trying to figure out how to embed hypertext into SMIL to create the exact effect you have here. Does this way of adding text work in all SMIL players or just real player? Of course, personally I would like more metadata (along the lines of XSPF), but with this technique you can add the amount of metadata you find necessary for each individual clip. And I would like it to look prettier, but I suspect that I can change font sizes and colours pretty easily (can I control it with CSS like I can with SVG images?). Yesterday I came up with a completely different problem after sending off my last e-mail. If I have a neat SMIL file with all my metadata in it I will want to have people download that to get the context, but if they only download the SMIL file they would pull the video itself from my server every time they open the SMIL file. That would really make me sad and broke due to bandwidth. Is there an easy way to bundle the video itself and the SMIL data into one file for download...? - Andreas -- Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt;