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Re: Liaison response - template on MIME type parameter for TimedText

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2014 11:23:38 -0700
Cc: Timed Text Working Group <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-id: <29323B4D-7E21-445F-9B8A-767B36AD53CB@apple.com>
To: Michael Dolan <mdolan@newtbt.com>

On Apr 30, 2014, at 16:40 , Michael Dolan <mdolan@newtbt.com> wrote:

> Nigel, Dave and all-
> Is there a TTWG Proposal?
> Would “stpp” be registered somewhere where it would be unambiguous from other Codecs strings unrelated to TTML?  I don’t mean the sample entry 4C code, but in the Codecs string namespace.  Wouldn’t it have to be “application/mp4+stpp….”?  Or why not use “application/ttml+xml” (and similar for WebVTT)?

The codecs string starts with the 4CC of the sample entry.  After that, whoever defined that 4CC gets to say what’s the next element.  And they get to say what’s after that, and so on.

stpp says “some sort of XML”, and is owned by MPEG.  So indeed the step that goes from ‘stpp’ to ‘some sort of TTML’ is owned by MPEG, and MPEG still needs to resolve this.

The thrust is that IF MPEG solves that, THEN there will be names to identify TTML dialects, that could go next.  So you would see

codecs=stpp.<some MPEG magic to say it is TTML happens>.TTMLFULL+IMSC+SDPUS+EBUTT

for example.

For the TTWG to say “yes, we’ll take on dialect naming and forming that second-level parameter” is important; it then means that if MPEG finds a clean solution to the first level, the actual problem in hand is solved.  I’d like the MP4 people to realize before the July meeting that this is urgent, and come up with ideas and maybe online discussion ASAP.

This is all provisional — on the TTWG getting agreement not only internally, but with the partners; and on us all liking the final result, of course.

Makes sense?

> I understand how one could signal profiles of TTML that a document conformed to concurrently, as in the example – all of TTML and EBU-TT.  But the signaling requirements go beyond that – there is often multiple namespaces in use in one document that are not, as an aggregate, a single “profile”. So, these must be explicitly signaled as well since nearly all profiles permit foreign namespaces.  To accommodate this, the “short names” have to be defined as “profiles of namespaces” I think.
> For example, if a document uses the CFF-TT text profile of the TTML Full profile, plus SMPTE-TT #608 (US captions), plus CFF-TT metadata, and it was compatible with IMSC, SDP-US and EBU-TT, then it might look like: Codecs=xxxxx.TTMLFULL+IMSC+SDPUS+EBUTT+CFFT+CFFM+SMPTE608.
> Regards,
>                 Mike
> p.s. I would give the SC29 Secretary a hint about the target of the liaison (MPEG v JPEG).  And, you understand you will not receive a reply until mid-to-late July, right?
> From: Nigel Megitt [mailto:nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:48 AM
> To: watanabe@itscj.ipsj.or.jp
> Cc: Timed Text Working Group
> Subject: Liaison response - template on MIME type parameter for TimedText
> Dear Mr. Watanabe,
> Thank you for your liaison N14444 of April 2014.
> We think that we can indeed find a solution together.  We are looking into creating a table of formal "short names" for the profiles of W3C TTML and
> the profiles of formats derived from it (such as SMPTE-TT, EBU-TT, and so on).  If MPEG were to propose how to step from the four-character-code of
> the sample entry (XMLSubtitleSampleEntry and XMLMetaDataSampleEntry) to something that identifies "a document compatible with one or more profiles of TTML", then we could propose a string composed of a set of one or more these short names as the next parameter.
> For example, say W3C defines two profile short names "W3CTTML" and "EBUTTML", and MPEG defines the name "TTML" as referring to the overall
> family, one might see
> codecs=stpp.TTML.W3CTTML+EBUTTML,avc1
> as a codecs string of a file carrying AVC (H.264) and TTML subtitles that
> are additionally EBU-TT conformant.
> We would check with those deriving from TTML (e.g. at SMPTE, EBU and DECE) if this approach and design are acceptable, before we formalise this.
> Kind regards,
> Nigel Megitt, David Singer (chairs, Timed Text Working Group, W3C)
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David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 2 May 2014 18:24:18 UTC

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