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AW: SMIL Client

From: Henning Timcke <henning.timcke@werft22.com>
Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 15:04:01 +0200
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To: "'Lynda Meyer'" <lmeyer@nette.com>, Warner ten Kate <tenkate@natlab.research.philips.com>, Neil Ridgway <C.N.H.Ridgeway@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Larry Goldberg <Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org>
Cc: "www-multimedia@w3.org" <www-multimedia@w3.org>
If you found one, let me know


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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von:	Lynda Meyer [SMTP:lmeyer@nette.com]
Gesendet am:	Sonntag, 3. Mai 1998 01:56
An:	Warner ten Kate; Neil Ridgway; Larry Goldberg
Cc:	www-multimedia@w3.org
Betreff:	SMIL Client

I'm trying to get my hands on a SMIL client....but the only one I have found
is by CWI and only available to W3C members.  Can anyone suggest where else
I can find one?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Warner ten Kate <tenkate@natlab.research.philips.com>
To: Neil Ridgway <C.N.H.Ridgeway@ecs.soton.ac.uk>; Larry Goldberg
Cc: www-multimedia@w3.org <www-multimedia@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 1997 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: MHEG

>> What are the differences between SMIL and the MHEG standard?
>SMIL and MHEG-5 both offer the functionality to describe a multimedia
>presentation; the most important are ways to specify
>- synchronization
>- layout
>- linking
>At this moment MHEG-5 is richer in the functionality it offers.
>SMIL and MHEG-5 are both declarative languages. Their main difference
>is in their language model. Where SMIL accentuates the structured
>approach (elements arranged in a tree). MHEG-5 places its accent on
>being object-oriented, using an event-driven paradigm for all
>presentational dependicies. This creates flexibility in authoring,
>as any event can cause any action(s).
>MHEG5-document encoding is in ASN.1/DER, a textual notation is
>also supported. SMIL is XML-compliant, the document basically
>being a text-file.
>> I have an embarrassing question - what is MHEG and what does it stand
>MHEG-5 is ISO/IEC International Standard 13522 since
>November 1996 [1]. DAVIC [2] has specified MHEG-5 as the format
>for interactive applications. MHEG-5 is used in the digital-TV
>broadcast environment (like DVB [3]).
>[1] MHEG-5: Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group
>    http://www.fokus.gmd.de/ovma/mug/index.html
>[2] DAVIC: Digital Audio-Visual Council
>    http://www.davic.org/
>    http://www.gctech.co.jp/software/davic.shtml
>[3] DVB: Digital Video Broadcasting
>    http://www.dvb.org/
>    http://www.dvb.org/dvb_slides/dvb_index.htm
>Warner ten Kate.
>Philips Research Labs. WY21 ++ New Systems & Applications
>Prof. Holstlaan 4 ++ 5656 AA  Eindhoven ++ The Netherlands
>Phone: +31 4027 44830
>Fax:   +31 4027 44648    tenkate@natlab.research.philips.com
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