1338Re: [videoblogging] question
- Oct 2, 2004
> off top of my head. QT has a text track type. This is just plain oldThat's a thing I would like very much. With HTML documents it's very easy
> text. Could be an xml file, for example. Wouldn't it be cool if your
> vog application extracted links automagically into a text track,
> wrapped it up as XML, and then then made this available.
to find links - just look for <a> elements that have an href-attribute.
With QT it's as far as I know not possible to automatically extract links
from the movie.
As far as displaying links inside a QT movie I'm using SMIL right now.
> What you and Lucas are discussing are way past my technicalThat's sortof what I'm doing with a SMIL playlist right now. Movies and
> competencies, but the sort of movies that David Wolf has been making
> are potentially interesting. They read XML and display content
> accordingly. So you could have a QT movie that reads a RSS feed (or any
> other XML file) and that could display the other QT movies (or jpegs or
> mpeg 4's, not windows media though) that are trackbacks, or pings. HTML
> pages could just be text links since they'd be turned into text tracks
> inside this QT movie.
audio are played directly in QT, and to the right of the movie there are
links to HTML comments because HTML comments shouldn't/can't be played in
I must admit I'm a bit confused about the use for David Wolf's flickr QT
movie. I can't see the use for using QT for a service that HTML is much
better suited to handle. QT is better left to just handling audio/video
content. Images and hypertext are best handled by browsers - after all
that's what they're made to handle. :o)
But I guess I would be less confused if the flickr viewer fetched movies
instead of photos. :o)
> Not sure if that makes sense, sort of day dreaming through these ideas,Yeah, a couple of weeks ago I was browsing around Apple's Quicktime
> and the possibilities. But yes, i want pings in my video that are
> automatically extracted.
section, but I can't seem to figure this out. You would need to somehow
write an application that opens and parses a QT movies and looks for any
outgoing links. I would love to do this because then we could get this
videoblogging started for real. Right now all outgoing links has to be in
some HTML container document (that serves as the permalink). It's not
ideal. The ideal would be to have the permalink assigned directly to the
> Do you mean in the metadata for an entry? Where, how would i put this?Ideally it would go directly in the QT file, but that's not possible right
> In MT would it go within the rdf that is attached to each post?
now? For now normal links in the entry body in MT will suffice.
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