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RE: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:09:56 -0600
Cc: <www-smil@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001101c9316e$47a85eb0$d6f91c10$@com>

Hello,

I  don't comment often, but there is interest in the IDPF to move their package file forward, perhaps under ISO. If that were to happen, it would be great for it to have the ability to package up SMIL presentations.

Best
George

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-smil-request@w3.org [mailto:www-smil-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Jose Ramirez
> Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:33 PM
> To: Jack Jansen
> Cc: www-smil@w3.org
> Subject: RE: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players
> 
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> 
> The other containers were not created by the SYMM group.
> 
> The main beneficiaries of a SMIL 3 Language profile zip would be
> Ambulant and Helix/RealPlayer. And everybody on the net :)
> 
> Is it feasible to ask Ambulant and Helix/RealPlayer developers to work
> together to create a SMIL zip container?
> 
> jose
> 
> Web 1 HTML
> Web 2 SMIL
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: add zip to SMIL 3.0 players
> From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
> Date: Sat, October 18, 2008 1:38 pm
> To: Jose Ramirez <jose@multimedia4everyone.com>
> Cc: www-smil@w3.org
> 
> I agree that a container definition would be beneficial but it's not
> something you can graft on in a couple of days.
> 
> 
> For one thing, people will want containers for many different reasons.
> For example, MMS uses containers because they want to ship the media
> with the SMIL presentation. They didn't really care about size (their
> SMIL files are tiny), so they decided to use mime-multipart like
> containers.
> 
> 
> Daisy books, on the other hand, sometimes have immense SMIL files (one
> guy I know always talks about this dictionary or encyclopedia that
> gives
> no end to problems because of its size). These will probably want each
> of the SMIL files to be zipped separately, so a rader doesn't have to
> unzip a whole encyclopedia, only the index and the relevant chapter.
> 
> 
> If the SYMM group defined one standard container format it would
> likely
> do more damage than good, unless all the use cases were studied and
> catered for.
> 
> In the mean time, if someone want to register mimetype
> application/x-zip+xml+smil (if that's allowable syntax:-): go ahead.
> The
> magic of HTTP should even allow server-side decoding for clients that
> don't understand it.
>  --
>  Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
>  If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma
> Goldman
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