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RE: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players

From: Jose Ramirez <jose@multimedia4everyone.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 12:38:07 -0700
Message-Id: <20081018123807.b2847c7f7a0854ca7e7f9f1a81c09b12.338ea92ddd.wbe@email.secureserver.net>
To: daniel.weck@gmail.com
Cc: www-smil@w3.org


Hello Daniel,

SMIL players could support both methods. 

The SMIL zip link can be placed under the SMIL link on a webpage. For
those with a slow connection they can still view content as intended.

Mobile and Daisy profiles have their own containers, the SMIL Language
profile would benefit too IMHO.

IDPF's ePub format looks interesting:
https://www.idpf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22

Jose Ramirez



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players
From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, October 18, 2008 10:39 am
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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