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Re: SMIL, TIME, or make up my own?

From: Michael Vernick <vernick@bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 08:13:26 -0500
Message-ID: <36371875.C165796D@bell-labs.com>
To: "'Bryan E. Chafy'" <bchafy@ccs.neu.edu>
CC: www-smil@w3.org
The MPEG-7 group is also working on methods for indexing multimedia objects.

http://drogo.cselt.stet.it/mpeg/standards/mpeg-7/mpeg-7.htm

"Budd, S." wrote:

> Please look at the RDF  specification   Resource Description Framework
>
> http://www.w3.org/Metadata/
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bryan E. Chafy [SMTP:bchafy@ccs.neu.edu]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 9:30 PM
> > To:   www-smil@w3.org
> > Subject:      SMIL, TIME, or make up my own?
> >
> > I would like to know what the feasability SMIL, TIME, (other ?)
> > markup languages are to building a sort of common indexing or
> > cataloging format for media.
> >
> > On the cdwrite discussion list,
> > all of us agree that some sort of common format for
> > indexing data on a disk, tape, net-drive, etc is needed.
> > For example, when I create an MP3 CD-ROM or a zip disc with a buch
> > of images on it (or a combination of these) I want to be able to catalog
> > the files in some standardized way.   This index/catalog should
> > be in a common location with a common name (like INDEX in the root
> > directory of the media).
> >
> > Also as well as coentent labeling,
> > some sort of cassification and function should be applied to the files on
> > the
> > media (for example image, video, audio, streamimage, streamtext).
> > For large video files data, timed track/index markers and capability
> > for spanning multiple media volumes are needed as well.
> >
> > I started to make up something of my own:
> > http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/bchafy/indexer/indexer.html
> > but if SMIL, TIME or some other SGML/XML markup language fits the bill,
> > perhaps that would be better.?
> >
> > But what is better?  Is any "w3c approved" language geared toward
> > media (think of CDI)?  The language needs to be easy to parse as well.
> > From what I can tell, SMIL looks like the closest to what I am talking
> > about.
> >
> > Bryan
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 1998 08:20:02 GMT

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