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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. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/.

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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