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Re: Why use time as a unit of measurement? (was: Proposal 0.0)

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:42:41 -0800
Message-Id: <p05200e24ba7c4d82ede6@[]>
To: Jean-Claude Dufourd <Jean-Claude.Dufourd@enst.fr>, public-tt@w3.org

At 11:57 +0100 2/21/03, Jean-Claude Dufourd wrote:
>Dear Dave,
>Dave Singer wrote:
>>Well, that appears to be what happens, but alas, is not.  What 
>>you'd like to know is "play from 0 to 10 minutes", "play from 12 to 
>>15 minutes", and so on.  What you actually get is a continuous 
>>program where those edits have already occurred.
>>Happily, the timecodes get edited with the video and audio; that's 
>>why I say that it is a stream.  If you look at the timecodes going 
>>by, you can work out what edits happened.  If there is a text tag 
>>with a time-code value of "13 minutes" as its trigger, that will 
>>play 12 minutes in (minute 11 being missing).  If the trigger said 
>>"11 minutes" then that text element will never display as that 
>>timecode was edited out.
>You are describing not requirements, but a solution/implementation. 
>The fact that all current broadcast implementations look the same 
>should not force us to adopt the very same solution. We should go 
>back to requirements, in order to be able to unify this with the 
>needs of the PC world, as well as the different needs of the mobile 

No, I am describing requirements.  The broadcast world needs to be 
able to express the link of the start time of an element in a 
composition to a specific time-code in another stream of that 
David Singer
Apple Computer/QuickTime
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 16:53:44 UTC

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