The HTML5 <track> element, combined with the Text Track API and the <video> element provides a number of interesting opportunities to build rich metadata-driven media Web applications. Further, WebVTT, a simple line-based file format for timed text that is currently in development on the WHATWG is an excellent candidate to be used as a so-called HTML5 text track.
NinSuna relies, next to W3C standards, heavily on MPEG standards. More specifically, MPEG media formats such as MPEG-2 Transport Stream, MP4, MPEG-4 Visual, H.264/AVC, MP3, and AAC are implemented within the platform. Additionally, the foundations of NinSuna rely on concepts standardized in MPEG-21 Digital Item Adaptation.
The Demonstration evening at ServiceWave 2010 provides the possibilities to demonstrate tool support and automation of specific aspects related to service oriented computing originating from different application domains. The Radiohead showcase was selected as the best demonstration of the evening. Congrats to all people who contributed to this demo!
In order to demonstrate our brand new NinSuna 2.0 platform, we created a showcase illustrating how NinSuna could be used as back-end to browse and experience a Radiohead concert in different ways. More information and a screencast is provided here. Alternatively, you can try the demo right now at http://ninsuna.elis.ugent.be/Showcase.
NinSuna 2.0 is here! The main motivation for the development of version 2.0 was to achieve a better performance in all parts of the system (e.g., latency, scalability, ...). Additionally, a number of new features are present such as new media formats and delivery methods. A new media metadata publishing system has been developed as well.