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

Daniel Aleksandersen aleksandersen+xiphlists at runbox.com
Tue Sep 18 06:01:05 PDT 2007

On Tuesday 18. September 2007 14:42:30 Ian Malone wrote:
> On 10/09/2007, Daniel Aleksandersen <aleksandersen+xiphlists at runbox.com> 
> > 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.

If you look at MDMF you will see that it can be used on audio recordings, 
and video clips/movies. Just change the roles for entities to director, 
actor, and such. The collection element would probably be useful for both 
images and video as well as audio.
Daniel Aleksandersen

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