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Re: Question regarding timeline concepts in SMIL

From: Spiral Universe <mihaly.balogh@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 06:50:15 -0700 (PDT)
To: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>, Spiral Universe <mihaly.balogh@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-smil@w3.org
Message-ID: <27592.28644.qm@web90408.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Thanks Daniel but I was thinking of something totally different. Let's say I have 2 movies, one for the content and one is the advertisement. Somewhere in the middle of content movie I "insert" the advertisement movie (most probably using an excl node) and while this ad is playing I want that the player to display the position of the content movie in it's seekbar (just ignoring that there is another video playing). I just don't understand how this seekbar could be synchronized with videos. 

Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com> wrote: Hi !

You can certainly skip content using SMIL.

Let's assume the advert is a 5mn clip encoded within the video file,  
say between 5mn and 10mn. The goal is to play the video between 0 and  
5mn, then again immediately between 10mn and the end of the video:


Hope that helps, Dan/

On 21 Sep 2007, at 16:07, Spiral Universe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm doing a research on SMIL and there is a first question that  
> it's on my mind and I couldn't find a concrete answer. As I  
> understand SMIL document have a timeline concept, just like a video  
> (can play, pause, seek,  etc). But what about nodes that I don't  
> want to be included in the timeline? Suppose there is a midroll  
> advertisement inserted into a video that I don't want to be visible  
> for the user? Should this be resolved with the SMIL player  
> implementation or does SMIL already support stuff like this ?
> Regards,
> Mihaly Balogh

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