Re: Synchronized...

vinay@eit.COM (Vinay Kumar)
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 93 12:46:45 PST
From: vinay@eit.COM (Vinay Kumar)
Message-id: <9312032046.AA25757@eit.COM>
Subject: Re: Synchronized...
Yes, XMosaic itself cannot handle sync. multimedia. However, the way i
am handling synchronized multimedia is by spawning off my external viewer,
a MIME Multiplayer. It creates synch. MIME multipart+parallel messages that 
can be stuck in the Web. Using XMosaic's ".mailcap", one can spawn off this
external viewer from XMosaic to play MIME multimedia messages. As of now, 
i can handle Synchronized Graphics, Audio and PointerMotion Gestures (no video 

I am not sure if this is the right way, take this more as an fyi.
  Vinay Kumar

> From: Chris Adie <>
> Thus wrote "Q. Alex Zhao" <> on Thu, 25 Nov 93 13:12:33 EST:
> > Can X-Mosaic handle "synchronized media"? Basically, I want the
> > following effect:
> > 
> >  - There's a link; when I click on it, I will get a MPEG movie _AND_
> >    some audio information.
> > 
> >  - Based on the first one, can the audio part somehow synchronize with
> >    the video part at some certain points, like there may be some
> >    interesting points in the video, and when I see one, I will hear the
> >    corresponding audio explanation...
> > 
> > Can Mosaic do these?
> Not really, no.  I'm currently trying to write a proposal to RARE to
> add better multimedia presentation facilities to WWW along the lines of
> John Larmouth's message and yours.  The list will have a chance to
> review it in January some time (I hope!).
> Regards,
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