[annodex-dev] Using CMML without Annodex container
bradh at frogmouth.net
Fri Sep 9 15:02:17 EST 2005
I'm interested in whether CMML might lend itself to storyboarding.
As I see it, annodex is focused on the continuous media, and a set of
annotations (the CMML) which are auxillary to the media. There is some value
in applying CMML to sequence and annotate non-continuous media - for
example, a series of PNG-encoded screenshots with some explanatory text.
Annodex appears to support this, as "time-instantaneous bitstream", however
there may be an alternative packaging that makes mores sense in some
circumstances (eg just a bzipped tarball might be very useful as an
interchange format during the authoring process, although that has obvious
disadvantages such as not being able to be delivered as a temporal subset).
I'm starting to see some interesting ideas in useability coming out of the KDE
community, however moving around very large files (eg an MPEG encoded full
screen recording) is impractical for some of our developers. I'm thinking
about CMML as a tool to help collaboration.
Of course, XHTML can do some of this already, however CMML (with the concept
of events happening at a particular time) might make for a better viewing
experience. Typically the rendering for XHTML would be a linear page, with
alternating text and images. CMML (with or without the annodex stream) might
be better shown as the image (still or moving) with the appropriate
annotations shown in a text box, along with some kind of master control.
Not sure if this makes any sense - appreciate your thoughts on it!
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