27.2. SMIL Players
There are a
number of SMIL players already available:
- RealNetworks RealPlayer 8
SMIL's most visible proponent is RealNetworks, who adopted SMIL
early on as the file format for synchronizing their G2 streaming
media presentations. See http://www.real.com.
- Apple QuickTime 4.1 (and higher)
The QuickTime player can display SMIL documents containing the full
range of QuickTime-supported media formats. See http://www.apple.com/quicktime/.
- Oratrix GRiNS (SMIL 1.0) and GRiNS for SMIL 2.0
Oratrix creates a full line of SMIL players and authoring tools that
are available for Windows, Mac, and Unix systems. See http://www.oratrix.com/GRiNS/index.html.
- Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows)
Microsoft has been working on its own
multimedia language called HTML+TIME. However, Internet Explorer 5.5
also supports some of the modules from the SMIL 2.0 specification.
For a complete and updated list of SMIL players, check the W3C SMIL
page at http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/. Keep in mind
that although all media types are supported by the SMIL specification
theoretically, in reality, specific SMIL players are limited to the
media file formats they already support.
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