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W3C Interaction DomainVideo in the Web

Video in the Web Activity Statement

The goal of this activity is to make video a first class citizen of the Web. Video on the Web (and this includes audio, as the two are typically used together) has seen explosive growth, improving the richness of the user experience but leading to challenges in content discovery, searching, indexing and accessibility. Enabling users (from individuals to large organizations) to put video in the Web requires that we build a solid architectural foundation that enables people to create, navigate, search, link and distribute video, effectively making video part of the Web instead of an extension that doesn't take full advantage of the Web architecture.

Highlights Since the Previous Advisory Committee Meeting

The mission of the Timed Text Working Group is to provide a language that represents timed text media. Timed text is textual information that is intrinsically or extrinsically associated with timing information used for the purpose of transcoding or exchanging timed text information among legacy distribution content formats presently in use for subtitling and captioning functions.

The group has published the following documents:

The next F2F is scheduled in Shenzhen, (China) during TPAC2013 on 11-15 Nov 2013.

The mission of the Media Annotations Working Group is to provide an ontology and API designed to facilitate cross-community data integration of information related to media objects in the Web, such as video, audio and images. The Media Annotations Working group had the following F2F meetings: one during TPAC 2008, one meeting in Ghent (BE) in December 2008, one in Barcelona (SP) in april 2009, one during TPAC 2009 in Santa Clara (US), one in Stockholm in June 2009, one in Seoul (KR) in Feb 2010, one in Vienna (AT), 27-28 April 2010, one in Sophia Antipolis, (FR) 8-10 sept 2010 and one during TPAC 2011 in Lyon and in Santa Clara, (US) 03-04 Nov 2011.

The group has published the following documents:

The mission of the Media Fragments Working Group, is to address temporal and spatial media fragments in the Web using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI). The Media Fragments Working group had the following F2F meetings: one during TPAC 2008, one meeting in Ghent (BE) in december 2008, one meeting in Barcelona (SP) in april 2009, a virtual F2F in september 2009, one meeting in Ghent (BE) 08-09 March 2010 and one in Sophia Antipolis, (FR) 8-10 sept 2010, one meeting in 1-2 November 2011 during TPAC 2011 in Lyon, one meeting in Cupertino 15-17 Feb 2011, and in Sophia Antipolis, (FR) 28-29 June 2011 and in Santa Clara, (US) 03-04 Nov 2011.

The group has published the following documents:

We have not made significant progress over the issue of the video codec to be used in W3C specifications, in particular HTML5. Some W3C Members have been investigating this issue on their own.

Upcoming Activity Highlights

We expect to extend the duration of all 3 Working Groups.

Summary of Activity Structure

GroupChairTeam ContactCharter
Timed Text Working Group
(participants)
Nigel Megitt, David SingerPhilippe Le Hégaret, Thierry MichelChartered until 30 March 2016

This Activity Statement was prepared for AC 2014 per section 5 of the W3C Process Document. Generated from group data.

Philippe Le Hégaret, Video in the Web Activity Lead

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