Quicktime Multimedia Authoring - Nearly Dead?

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 25 10:06:48 CDT 2006


In case anyone wants to have a look at the latest (Open Source) player: 
http://www.cwi.nl/projects/Ambulant/distPlayer.html

I think it also includes an SVG player if you want to embed something 
'flash' like.

Cheers,

Luis.


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 
> exploited:
> 
> 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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