Re: [videoblogging] vogfeed

Lucas Gonze wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, M. Sean Gilligan wrote:
>
>>> XSPF is an syndication format specifically for audio and video, and it has
>>> provisions for most of the features you're talking about here.
>>>
>>> …but also, since it's partly my work, I have to avoid a hard sell, so
>>> take this with whatever grain of salt is appropriate.
>>
>> Can you sell it a little harder by at least providing a link?
>
> The home of our working group is here:
> http://playlist.musicbrainz.org/playlist/moin.cgi/
>
> The current spec is here:
> http://gonze.com/xspf/xspf-draft-8.html
>
> Quick background:
> An XML playlist format.
> XSPF stands for XML Shareable Playlist Format
> "Shareable" means about the same thing as syndication.

As long as you guys are talking geek talk, I might as well suggest that
you check out CMML (Continuous Media Markup Language) [1] as well. I've
been checking out the whole Annodex project [2] lately, and it's pretty
cool. Very simple and elegant. I've actually been working on a blog post
comparing it to XSPF (which I also think is simple and elegant).

The most obvious difference is that CMML documents structure
media files into "clips" via temporal indexes into those files.
An XSPF playlist, on the other hand, depends on the duration
of individual (opaque) media files to determine the temporal
structure. Or course, you could have an XSPF playlist that points to
media/CMML bundles, using URIs with time variables.

I may use CMML in a project of my own, but only because I'm
experimenting with stuff that maybe isn't so practical right now. I
expect that XSPF will be more successful because it will have
player/tool support. That's why I hope to be able to transform CMML to
and from XSPF on the fly.

Ryan

[1] http://www.annodex.net/TR/draft-pfeiffer-cmml-01.html
[2] http://www.annodex.net/