Re: [videoblogging] video permalinks (was vBlog Alpha tests)

Sean Gilligan wrote:

> > We think the videoblogging community would be best served by a standard
> > mechanism for [providing links directly to the video media] within the context of RSS and/or Atom. Can
> > anyone provide links to any existing work in this area?

At 2:50 PM -0400 8/13/04, Lucas Gonze wrote:

>Well, in most ways *we* are the standardizing force for web multimedia.
>It's up to us to figure out what we need from an application perspective,
>then dig into the standards to figure out how to apply them.
>Can you talk a bit more about what functionality you're looking for from
>RSS and/or Atom, Sean? My guess is that you're thinking about the
>method of pointing to videoblog media in an entry element, is that right?

I think so, yeah. I've had so many ideas about this subject over the last 5 years that it'll take me a few hours of good hard thought just to write down what functionality I'm looking for, let alone try to make a protocol. The Catalla software that powers vBlog Central has an undocumented and proprietary mechanism of exporting links to the raw media, so we have previously put some effort into these issues.

Give me a few weeks and I'll be ready to start discussing/designing solutions. My highest priority right now is making the tools a little easier to use. (If nobody posts video there'll be nothing to link to…)



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Catalla Systems, Inc.