@jamescridland @cubicgarden The assets and SMIL come bundled together then? Hmm. Ian, is the use of a zip file a choice you made because you think it’s an ideal one or because it just fit what you needed at the moment? Trying to get a full understanding so we can think about the best way to support. Alternate enclosure is certainly an option. But I don’t want to short change it if there’s a more robust way to do it syntactically. I’m thinking as an aggregator, not just an app.
The zip file is for ease for creators, we considered tar as I'm a linux person.
There is no reason why it couldn't be a .zip file renamed as something like .xaa but currently the implimentation is limited to .zip.
Would love to talk this all through properly as there is much more.
Currently documenting stuff here - https://github.com/bbc/adaptivepodcasting.github.io
@cubicgarden @jamescridland Ah! Docs would be great. The way we do things is in “phases”. So I’ll put this tag into phase 6 when I open it up next week. Then there will be a long comment period where we can hash out all the details and see about feasibility. It will be assigned a PiMP number (Podcast Improvement Proposal) where the discussions and proposal docs can live.
If any of you are involved with the EBU? Could get access to the source code.
If not, there might be something we could do but it would involve legal agreements (sorry) till Sept 2023. But it might be worth it to take the concept further.
York have implimented Narrative importance in AP - https://www.bbc.com/rd/publications/research-395-object-based-audio-adaptive-personalisable-narrative-metadata-hearing
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