Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 15:16:18 -0000, petertheman <peter@…>

>> So keep the world wide web alive by linking to the HTML page and
> not
>> the video file. It is only fair to the author.
> But then you're saying we can't do playlists (as in SMIL playlists in
> a player)… Which would be too bad because the videowatching
> experience in a playlist is very different from clicking around from
> site to site… I'm not sure what the solution is…

That would depend (this is still my personal opinion of course). The way
it is now I wouldn't like SMIL playlists at all for the simple reason that
there isn't any metadata at all. I'll have to read more about SMIL to find
out what kind of metadata can be added. Lucas' XSPF format looks alright
when it comes to metadata (after a first read). Without metadata I don't
feel it's the same work.

With metadata it's different. Thank you Ryan for making me think more
about metadata instead of just dismissing it like I did at first. With
metadata I can make the same information available in the video file
(SMIL, XSPF etc.) itself. Essentially it'd be like making an RSS feed
(same content different audience).
Actually it would be very nice that way since I would be able to have the
video file on it's own and then pull the metadata from that file (very
easy since it'd be XML) to display the blog entry. Pretty clever actually.
I must remember to experiment with that. Actually with windows media and
quicktime browser plugins it would be dead easy to make a player in the
web browser. I'm a big fan of keeping things in the web browser – it's a
good way to make it easily accessible to newcomers. There's no learning
curve. :o)

I'm a big fan of the Danish copyright law's section on "personal use".
Basically you can do almost anything with a work as long as it's for
personal use (in your own home, things like that). I encourage personal
use always because it's a great way to learn from others. What I wouldn't
like is a for-profit webjay like service where a company makes money on
distributing my work. In that case you bet I want to be paid.

If it's a non-profit organization that makes access to works easy then by
definition I'm for it (still, I need metadata in the files themselves and
I need that metadata readily accessible to the viewer). However I might
not be able to afford to support such a service with my bandwidth. In much
the same way I would love to give $100 each month to Amnesty. :o)

But with good metadata included in the video files themselves I can
stretch pretty far (unless someone is making money off my work). I'll add
a couple of notes about metadata in an e-mail about XSPF.

– Andreas

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