27.3. SMIL Authoring Tools
is certainly possible to write SMIL documents by hand, it is far
easier to use an application that generates the code for you,
particularly for presentations with complicated timelines.
Applications that support SMIL authoring include:
- RealNetworks RealProducer Pro
Powerful tools for building SMIL presentations, including proprietary
RealNetworks markup languages, RealPix and RealText, which control
the streaming display of images and text, respectively. See
- RealNetworks RealSlideshow
This free authoring tool enables consumers to compose quick
slideshows. See http://www.realnetworks.com.
- Oratrix GRiNS Authoring Suite
Oratrix offers a variety of SMIL authoring tools for creating general
SMIL 1.0 or SMIL 2.0 documents, SMIL for RealSystem G2 (both
professional and "lite" versions), and SMIL for QuickTime
4.1. They are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux (SMIL 1.0 is
available for Unix). See http://www.oratrix.com/GRiNS/index.html.
- Macromedia Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver supports SMIL authoring via extensions developed by
RealNetworks. They are available for download at the Macromedia
Exchange site listed here (search for SMIL or look under Rich Media).
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