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Video on the Web

Philippe Le Hégaret

W3C Interaction Domain Leader,
Video in the Web Activity Lead

W3C Mission

“Leading the Web to its full potential.”

W3C is a collaborative community where experts develop the standards that make the Web work, and that make the Web accessible and useful to people around the world.

W3C Groups

W3C Groups

Video at W3C

We do video related work in several areas, each more or less affecting different video issues

Lots of activities can potentially impact video


W3C Workshop


W3C Video on the Web Workshop

12-13 December 2007, San Jose, California and Brussels, Belgium

Hosted by Cisco Systems

W3C Video Workshop Telepresence
Photo credit: Chris Lilley

See the report, and the position papers.

W3C Workshop Participants

Accenture, Adobe Systems, Annodex Association, Apple, CBS Interactive, CableLabs, Canon, Capgemini, CWI, Cisco Systems, Dailymotion, Hitachi, Hot Potato, IBBT, IJS, MTV Networks, Meraka Institute, Motorola, Move Networks, Mozilla Foundation, Nemours Foundation, Nokia Corporation, RealNetworks, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Thomson, Turner Broadcasting System, University Of California at Santa Cruz, University of Wollongong, VRT medialab, Via Licensing, Walt Disney Internet Group, Web3D Consortium, Wright State University, YouTube, thePlatform

Steve Bratt makes a point in Black and White
Photo credit: Robert Freund

Workshop Laundry list

HTML 5.0 <video>

HTML 5 Video demo

SVG 1.2 <video>

SVG 1.2 Video demo

Video in the Web Activity

Timed Text: Online Captioning

Chairs: Sean Hayes (Microsoft), David Kirby (BBC)

NCAM demo

For more information, visit the Working Group page

Media Fragments: Spatial and Temporal

Will provide URI-based mechanisms for uniquely identifying temporal and spatial fragments for media objects on the Web, such as video, audio, and images.

Beth, the audience, Belgium, her pitch, and herself
Photo credit: Robert Freund

Temporal addressing

Media Fragments Working Group

Chairs: Erik Mannens (IBBT), Raphaël Troncy (CWI)

Address a region of a media object and the impact at the application level (allow full or partial media retrieval using the HTTP protocol).,50,200,100)

For more information, visit the Working Group page



Related: Metadata Working Group (Canon, Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe)

Media Annotations Working Group: Core Ontology

Chair: Soohong Daniel Park (Samsung), Joakim Söreberg (Ericsson)

simple lingua-franca ontology


Media Annotations Working Group: Metadata API

Client side read-only media annotations API

var vid = document.getElementById("vid");

See demo

For more information, visit the Working Group page

Guidelines for Media Content on the Web (proposal)

Potential items on the list:

So, What's in the Web for IPTV and Mobile?

Web technologies are getting deployed on mobiles and televisions.

Upcoming W3C workshops

  • W3C Workshop on Semantic Web in Energy Industries; Part I: Oil & Gas
  • W3C Workshop on Security for Access to Device APIs from the Web
  • W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking
  • W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0
  • Thank you


    Video on the Web is not just what you see

    — it's what you can search, discover, create, distribute and manage.

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