Re: Show Notes
- I don't think this currently exists in a usable format. I haven't
seen the conversation recently on this topic, but here are my
thoughts. Media RSS comes the closest to be able to
specify "related" media files using multiple media:content elements.
I don't think there is an easy way to do what you are talking about
because I don't think there is an easy way to specify that two
elements (or media:content elements within media:group element)
should be played *simultaneously*. In my mind, the best alternative
is the SMIL standard that explicitly specifies media and their
timing (and physical) relationship.
The difficulty currently with SMIL is that it is designed for
streaming. I don't know of any Aggregator that will turn
a "streaming" SMIL file into a "download for later playback". What
would be required by the aggregator is to parse the SMIL at the time
of the "enclosure download", and locally cache the media files,
including any "show notes". Probably the closest you will get today
is to publish a flash swf file, but this is not very portable, nor
playable on portable devices.
I'm sorry I don't have the answer right now, but this is something
that will likely require more effort to specify and get implemented
by (semi-connected web, non-desktop) aggregators.
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike DeWolfe <mikedewolfe@...>
> Maybe I am off-topic by asking this question here. If so, please
> I've gone through the podcasting module for RSS and I haven't seenan
> element that would fit for show notes to companion a podcast. WhenI've been
> listening to ChuckChat recently, they reference links in theirshow notes.
> That's great and a link from their site leads right to a wiki oftheir show
> notes.a "shownotes"
> I had the thought synchronize external elements to the MP3:
> element reference would reference an associated XML file. It wouldhold
> notes with timestamps and links or links to actions. If you loadedthe RSS
> for the podcast into a Flash movie or similar, it would go out andload the
> associated shownotes XML file. As the MP3 played, if the MP3timestamp and a
> shownotes timestamp matched up, it would load the link anddescription so
> could see the associated information when it was appropriate.(e.g. at
> 00:10:53 the narrator said, "Check out this cool site." then thebottom of
> the Flash movie would have the link right there waiting.). In theChuckchat
> example, the link to the show notes is in the text of thecontent:encoded
> Is there something already in place to accomodate this? Any
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