Quicktime Multimedia Authoring - Nearly Dead?
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 25 11:06:48 EDT 2006
In case anyone wants to have a look at the latest (Open Source) player:
I think it also includes an SVG player if you want to embed something
Richard Gaskin wrote:
> David Bovill wrote:
> > First it means SMIL is dead. That is because podcasts and
> > iPod are not built on SMIL - so use it for now but don't
> > expect the standard to evolve.
> Oh, but SMIL has already evolved far beyond Apple's weak support for it.
> While I agree with the assessment that Apple's NIH syndrome ("Not
> Invented Here") apparently prevents them from fully capitalizing on this
> open standard, SMIL has one characteristic which has not yet been fully
> As an ASCII-based format rather than a proprietary binary one, SMIL
> lends itself uniquely well to dynamically-generated content.
> Don't underestimate the value of the allmighty dollar (or Euro, as the
> case may be). SMIL allows netcasters to insert advertising content
> specific to the viewer, perhaps more easily than any alternative.
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