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Re: Systematic access to media/plugin metadata

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:14:12 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikY3D0Kz_dnUDZcmC_u0uEcqzaVwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 13 April 2011 03:45, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Danny,
> last year, after lengthy discussions about metadata at the Open
> Subtitles Summit I wrote a blog piece called "My metadata is not your
> metadata", see http://blog.gingertech.net/2010/10/01/your-metadata-is-not-my-metadata/.

Thanks - some good points there.

> I think there are at least 3 different types of metadata and thus far
> we are exposing some technical metadata and preparing means for timed
> semantic metadata. What we really haven't got - and where Henri says:
> show me the use case - is an interface for semantic, non-timed
> metadata.


> We could just have such semantic non-timed metadata in video as part
> of a WebVTT file in the header and expose it to JavaScript through
> text tracks. That makes us independent of media formats, but requires
> servers to extract metadata from within media resources into text
> files. Not sure that's a good and acceptable solution.

Hmm...I'll have to think about this some, but generally "do the work
server-side" seems a bit of a cop out when we have these sophisticated
tools (browsers) client-side.


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