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Re: proposal for update to http://schema.org/VideoObject

From: Menagh, Trevor <Trevor_Menagh@Comcast.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 14:20:37 +0000
To: Daniel Dulitz <daniel@google.com>
CC: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1B7640E0-53CD-4163-A75E-D462803FBA8B@Comcast.com>
closedCaptioned would be used to inform the player that closed captions are available for the object.

The packagingFormat is used by the player to select the method for streaming the embedded video. I agree with Thad, streamingProtocol makes more sense.. We have renamed it in our extended schema.

On Mar 2, 2012, at 5:48 PM, Daniel Dulitz wrote:

How would these properties be used? That is, do they help select a player, and is that help needed? (I don't know myself...)

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 14:30, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com<mailto:thadguidry@gmail.com>> wrote:
Trevor,

I do not think you mean true "container formats" ?

Apple HLS is not a container format.  It's a "media streaming protocol" that is implemented in software or hardware.

Container Formats
Encoding Formats
Media Streaming Protocols that might push or pull Container Formats

Perhaps rename it to "streamingFormat" or to limit it even more use "streamingProtocol" ??


On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Menagh, Trevor <Trevor_Menagh@comcast.com<mailto:Trevor_Menagh@comcast.com>> wrote:
Hello all,

I am working on a team at Comcast that is using the VideoObject from Schema...org and would like to start a discussion on extending the schema to have two new properties:

closedCaptioned (Boolean) Whether this video has closed captioning available.
packagingFormat (Text) Packaging format used (ism, hls, move, etc).

closedCaptioned is self-explanatory.

packagingFormat describes the format that the video object is packaged in, as opposed to its encodingFormat. A video in mpeg4, for example, could be cut up and packaged to allow for variable bitrate transmission in a packaging system like Microsoft's ism, or Apple's hls format.

We propose that this information would be useful for conveying information about a video object in the general schema. I look forward to your comments...

Yours,
Trevor
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