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Re: video use-case

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:09:09 +0200
Message-ID: <48EB5165.6060108@cwi.nl>
To: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>


>> OK, so the tables are in the MOV file and therefore not available to
>> the client without talking to the server. Therefore, you need to do at
>> least one communication between client and server to get the
>> information how to map time to byte-ranges. That is exactly the
>> process I talked about earlier: the server has to tell the client.
> Yes, but it's just a response to a regular byte-range request (or two).

Thanks for the explanations regarding how MOV and MP4 files work. I have 
tried to capture the essence at 

It would be great to extend the special case for these two formats a bit 
further, detailing what would be the interaction between the user agent 
and the server for accessing, for example, the video sequence from 3'35 
sec till 5'45 sec of a 10' video resource. We can take a real mov file 
available on the web (a movie trailer?) for making this use case real. 
Is a schema/drawing appropriate to model this interaction? Does someone 
volunteer to draft a new wiki page?
Best regards.


RaphaŽl Troncy
CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
e-mail: raphael.troncy@cwi.nl & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
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