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Authoring Rich Media Content Using SMIL - (Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language)

SMIL, a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) specification, supports the authoring of "rich media" presentations that integrate streaming audio and
video with images, text and other types of material.

SMIL is an HTML-like language that can be authored using any text editor.

This BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) course provides content developers with detailed information on how to author multimedia content using SMIL as supported in the current generation of web browsers and media players.

The course will cover:
- introduction to SMIL.
- resources for SMIL authoring.
- understanding SMIL support in players and browsers.
- basic SMIL authoring.
- introduction to SMIL 1.0.
- authoring content with SMIL 1.0.
- using Real Network's RealPlayer.
- using Apple's QuickTime player.
- introduction to SMIL 2.0.
- authoring content with SMIL 2.0.
- using Microsoft's IE6 web browser.
- using Real Networks RealOne player.

Cost: full price: 136.17 (+ VAT), BUFVC member's rate: 85.11 (+ VAT).

Date: 10 March, 2004
Venue: British Universities Film & Video Council, London, England.
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