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From Jeremy Quinn <jer...@media.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: Finished Video Processing
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 19:37:50 GMT

On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 02:29 PM, Andrew Savory wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>
>> Andrew knows a lot about SMIL, any suggestion there?
>
> We shouldn't need to specify audio separately if it's in the video. It
> should just work.
>
> Of course, it'd be lovely if we had audio and video tracks encoded
> separately, so people that just wanted to watch slides and listen 
> would be
> able to.
>
> I have a working version for linux! I can't get a connection to 
> apache.org
> to upload it though *sob* (serious network-fu here).
>
> Jeremy, can you hack your files thus:
>
> - Edit index.html and add a text link for us linux users to
> <a href="steven.ram"/>
>
> - Create "steven.ram", containing one line:
> http://www.apache.org/~jeremy/steven.smil
>
> - Add to steven.smil the following namespaces:
>   xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/Language"
>   xmlns:rn="http://features.real.com/2001/SMIL20/Extensions"
>
> - Remove the "id" attribute from the video element
>
> That should improve things ...
>

This is setup now.

<http://www.apache.org/~jeremy/gt2003/>

Thanks for your suggestions.

>> Steven, can you give Jeremy your presentation or take the snapshots
>> yourself? that would help the overall quality feeling.
>
> If they were exported as HTML, iirc powerpoint creates images of each
> page? We could then reference each page image from the smil.

I have them now as PDF.

>
>> Note that we might be able to do automatic redirection to the closest
>> mirror, just like geoip-based URL redirection. shouldn't be much
>> different from the mirror.cgi we already have
>
> Yup, should be ridiculously easy.

How?

> Now we just need volunteers to do text transcriptions of all of the 
> audio,
> so we can generate subtitles. And to listen to the video and give the
> transcriptions timings ...

And/or the collaborative notes.
In different languages :)

regards Jeremy


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