[theora] theora and xml

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 16:18:56 PST 2009

Ok, there are many organisations that are wanting to use different
kinds of rights description languages.

But it's the software around it that is important.

If there is only software to work with the xml files, then why throw
it into a ogg file?
You could as well distribute the xml and the ogg file separately with
the xml file pointing at the ogg file.
All existing tools deal with that. Packaging might be as simple as a tarfile.

I'm asking from the point of view of having tried putting metadata
into binary media files and having spoken with e.g. Adobe about this
and hearing everywhere that it's a lot easier to keep the xml files
and the binary media files separate. For example, the workflow
processes can all deal much easier with this - and programs have no
problem with these either.


On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM, Tom Sparks <tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> --- On Sat, 5/12/09, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That is a very good point to make. Tom: why do you even
>> want this
>> stuff inside a media file? And what software do you have
>> that will be
>> able to do something with it at decode time?
> I dont know of any software yet. It is a DRM format that is being used/supported by
> The <indecs> Project (Interoperability of Data in Ecommerce Systems http://www.indecs.org/)
> Electronic Book Exchange Working Group http://www.ebxwg.org/
> International Federation of Library Associations ( Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/frbr/frbr.htm )
> DOI Foundation (Digital Object Identifier http://www.doi.org/)
> ONIX International http://www.editeur.org/onix.html
> Moving Pictures Expert Group (Xrml = MPEG-21 (ISO/IEC 21000-5))
> IMS Global Learning Consortium http://www.imsproject.org/
> Dublin Core Metadata Initiative http://dublincore.org/
> Propagate Project, Access Cooperative Multimedia Centre and Impart Corporation, 1996
> OpenEBook Forum (http://www.openebook.org/)
> Publisher Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata (Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata, 2001 http://prismstandard.org)
> Association of American Publishers (Digital Rights Management for Ebooks: Publisher Requirements, Version 1.0, Association of American Publishers, 2000. http://www.publishers.org/home/drm.pdf)
> Digital Imaging DIG35 Specification - Metadata for Digital Images http://www.i3a.org/i_dig35.html
> Open Mobile Alliance (OMA DRM)
> even submitted to w3c (http://www.w3.org/TR/odrl/)
> tom sparks
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