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Problem with viewing images in a <seq></seq>

From: Rzepa, Henry <h.rzepa@ic.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 16:06:20 +0000
Message-Id: <p04310105b4ec28b81e0d@[]>
To: www-smil@w3.org
Please excuse if this is an  FAQ, but I am new to this list

My first attempt to produce a movie/slide show using SMIL
has encountered problems which leave me mystified. I originally
tested from local hard disk, with no problems. Transfer to a Web
server gives unexplained behaviour. 

My partial syntax is

<meta name="Base" content="http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/video/barrett/"/>
<root-layout id="barrett" width="690" height="360" background-color="black" title="Barrett" />
<region id="movie" left="8" top="8" width="128" height="96" z-index="1" background-color="black" />
<region id="slide" left="150" top="0" width="540" height="360" z-index="1" background-color="black" />
<region id="text" left="8" top="210" width="140" height="300" z-index="1" background-color="black" />
<img src="images/0.gif" region="slide"  begin="00:00" end="01:03" />
<img src="images/1.gif" region="slide"  begin="01:05" end="06:10" />
repeated for another  36 slides
<animation src="barrett.mov" region="movie"  begin="00:00" end="56:00" />
<text src="date.txt" type="text/plain" region="text" begin="00:00" end="56:00" />

From hard disk, all 38 slides load correctly. On a server  the first slide loads, but all subsequent
slides (first timecode  01.05) appear as black.  It appears they are all there, but for some strange reason act as if the 
background color was always to the foreground, rather than the background.  From local hard
disk, the slides appear normally.

This behavour is duplicated on the Grins player, as well as the Quicktime 4.1 player. 
the SMIL code is happily validated on Grins, but on a server it just does not play! 

The full URL is http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/video/barrett/barrett_qt.smil

Apologies again if this is a FAQ ( i was not sure how to describe it in a search of the archives!) 


Henry Rzepa. +44 (0)20 7594 5774 (Office) +44 (0)20 7594 5804 (Fax)
Dept. Chemistry, Imperial College, London, SW7  2AY, UK. 
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2000 11:12:08 UTC

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