[LINK] Streaming audio/video content
Thu, 01 Jun 2000 13:21:38 +0000
Linkers may not be aware that the W3C group has now released
their third draft of the SMIL "Boston" standard for streaming
any audio-visual file across the web.
The point I am making here is that this new net standard makes
it very easy for literally anyone to stream both audio & video
onto the web. Thus though gridiron might indeed become popular
net content I'd bet that content-diversification will soon be a
hallmark of Internet audio-visual resources. Beam it up Scotty.
To enable simple authoring of TV-like multimedia presentations, W3C
has designed the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL,
pronounced "smile"). The SMIL language is an easy-to-learn HTML-like
Thus, SMIL presentations can be written using a simple text-editor.
A SMIL presentation can be composed of streaming audio, streaming
video, images, text or any other media type.
Happy trails ..