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HPAS (a SMIL player) available

From: Jin Yu <jinyu@pa.dec.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:52:12 -0800
Message-Id: <9803022252.AA15884@eagle.pa.dec.com>
To: www-multimedia@w3.org

Since HPAS has been mentioned several times on this list, and has been 
used to test out SMIL presentations, I guess it's a good idea to
make it available to a larger audience.

Note that HPAS is pretty limited (mostly due to problems with
Netscape), so don't take this as an indication of the quality of 
future SMIL players - they will be much better !

I was actually hesitating whether a public release of HPAS in its
current state would be useful, but given that people on this list
(some super-power users) have managed to use it, I guess my doubts
were unfounded.

To get HPAS, goto http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/HPAS/, and click
on the applet link under the "Implementations" section.

Note that I probably won't have much time to do maintenance on this
version. I will fix small bugs, but it's unlikely that any new major
features will be implemented. Before you complain, make sure that you
have read the "Caveats" section in the user's guide.

Currently HPAS implements about half of the features in SMIL. I will put
up a page listing all the implemented features.

Jin Yu
Member of Research Staff / Webmaster
DEC Systems Research Center
130 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Received on Monday, 2 March 1998 17:51:29 UTC

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