[ogg-dev] The use for an XML based metadata format

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 05:42:30 PDT 2007

On 10/09/2007, Daniel Aleksandersen <aleksandersen+xiphlists at runbox.com> wrote:
> On Monday 10. September 2007 23:39:50 Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > 2) we need a XML annotation format for audio - in particular for music
> > - that is more structured than vorbiscomment (and this probably
> > applies to video, too)
> It would have to apply to any kind of media.

I think, and others have suggested this, break the metadata
problem up.  This is in addition to breaking off the support
requirements as we've begun to do.  You want to create
a metadata format to describe any type of media.  That's
a really major task to start.  One option would be to split
off areas.  We need a common set describing things
such as rights, this could also include contributors but
that's such a complex topic that it might warrant its own
division.  The required data for audio, moving picture
and stills could then each be separate regions.  This
would let you decide what's needed for each type of
media. In addition such a modular approach would make
it easy to incorporate other metadata schemes (I
think the Learning Objects Metadata would be interesting.)

Anyway, just firing out ideas.


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