Updated June, 4th 2013 following the SVG F2F meeting
I’ve been advocating for a while now for SVG to be treated as a first class citizen on the Web. One aspect where it’s still not the case, in my opinion, is in the handling of animated SVG. To me, it should be possible to view and stream animated graphics in the same way as a video, ie. you should be able to write:
<video controls width="640" height="480">
<source src="myAnimatedFile.svg" type='image/svg+xml' />
As you probably know from my previous posts, MPEG is standardizing a way to deliver WebVTT files as streams (or tracks) in the ISO Base Media File Format (e.g. MP4 files). The standard is still at draft stage but I recently added VTT-in-MP4 support to GPAC (no playback support yet), as reported in the contribution below. Not that this support might change in the future depending on how the draft standard progresses, in particular in response to some comments we’ve made, as reported in the contribution referenced in this post. Continue reading
As a follow-up of the work on Multimedia Hybrid Delivery (see this post), Telecom ParisTech, together with TVN, EPFL, UPM and IETR/INSA, of the H2B2VS project, submitted the following contribution to the 104th MPEG meeting, which was held last week in Incheon, South Korea. Continue reading
For those who work on WebVTT and also think that the algorithm is hard to read in the spec, here is a diagram showing the different parsing steps. It’s not perfect but I hope it will help.
As a follow-up of the work I did some time ago on the implementation of SVG Tiny 1.2 in GPAC, and following the SVG WG decision to adopt the HTML 5 media elements in SVG 2.0, I decided to implement some support for the HTML5 media elements in GPAC, to better understand the differences between the SVG Tiny 1.2 video and the HTML 5 video elements. Continue reading
Here are the slides I gave for the presentation of the research activities of the GPAC team of Telecom ParisTech during the plenary session of the “Réseau Thématique 4″ of the Mines-Telecom Institute.
A long time ago (back in 2006), a student approached me to create comics for mobile phones. I suggested he used SVG Tiny 1.2 as this was a promising standard at that time in the mobile industry.
Recently, I came across his work on some old archive and I thought, since the student did not go further (I think, I lost track of him), it should be made available for people to get inspired by it. Continue reading
Here are the slides describing the demo I gave during the ACM MMSys 2013 conference, in Oslo, February 2013. It is an update of the demo I gave during the MPEG meeting in Shanghai, October 2012. Source code should be published soon in GPAC and if I can, I’ll set up a running live server (or, if not possible, I’ll put a video of the demo). Stay tuned.
With some delay, I’ve put the slides that we presented at MPEG in October 2012, on how to extend MPEG-2 TS and MPEG-DASH to support synchronized playback of streams coming from IP based networks and from MPEG-2 TS based (non-IP) networks. The contribution is here:
J. Le Feuvre and C. Concolato, Extensions for Hybrid Delivery using MPEG-2 TS and DASH, MPEG, Shanghai, China, October 2012, n° M26903 [PDF].
and the slides here:
Last week, while teaching a course on interactive multimedia applications at Klagenfurt University, Austria, I gave a talk about the upcoming SVG 2 standard and about my research work in this area. You can find below the slides of this presentation: