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Re: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:39:04 +0100
Message-ID: <48FA1F38.9090203@gmail.com>
To: Jose Ramirez <jose@multimedia4everyone.com>
CC: www-smil@w3.org

Hi !

There are a number of challenges with packaging a multimedia file set, 
such as the issue of network streaming, or the fact that SMIL is often 
used as an aggregator for external data sources that are not necessarily 
located at the same place.

Some related concerns have been addressed by Open-Office or Microsoft 
Office's respective ZIP-based packaging standards. It is also worth 
noting that IDPF's ePub format uses a packaging method that is derived 
from the Open-Office standard (multi-parts, manifest, compression, etc.).

Food for thoughts.
Regards, Daniel

On 18/10/08 17:57, Jose Ramirez wrote:
> Hello,
> With SMIL 3.0 getting close to Recommendation status.
> Could the developers of SMIL 3.0 Language profile players borrow a page
> from OpenDocument.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument
> And add the ability to open zip files with SMIL content.
> I can see SMIL 3.0 Language profile being successful on private networks
> where the connections are fast.
> On the Internet a lot of people still have dial-up and slower broadband
> access.
> SMIL zips could make sure all will view the SMIL presentation as the
> author intended.
> And if zipping SMIL files is proven helpful, the next SMIL version can
> make it part of the spec.
> Good Luck and keep up the good work SMIL WG,
> Jose Ramirez
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