Usages of a SMIL Player in Digital Television

J.L. Lamadon, P. Cesar, C. Herrero, and P. Vuorimaa (Finland)


Multimedia Tools and Architectures, Java Technology and Applications, Digital television, GUI, interaction channel, SMIL


This paper describes the experiences of developing a SMIL player targeted to digital television and studies its benefits. In addition to user interface issues, interaction methods to access multimedia content, such as the use of an interaction channel, were considered. To test the proposed solution, the player was transmitted through a broadcast system, called Otadigi. Using SMIL, a great variety of light applications, such as specific multimedia presentations enriching television video content, can be easily developed and updated. Finally, the support of SMIL in digital television supposes a step towards the real convergence of the Internet and broadcast.

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