W3C Interaction Smil

Synchronized Multimedia

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SMILTM

The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL, pronounced "smile") enables simple authoring of interactive audiovisual presentations. SMIL is typically used for "rich media"/multimedia presentations which integrate streaming audio and video with images, text or any other media type. SMIL is an easy-to-learn HTML-like language, and many SMIL presentations are written using a simple text-editor.

For a more detailed description of the goals of the SMIL language, see the W3C Activity Statement on Synchronized Multimedia; a regularly updated report to W3C members that is also available to the public.

The public is invited to send comments and information requests about SMIL to the public mailing list www-smil@w3.org (public archives).

The SYMM WG is closed since 01 April 2012.

You may find related topics in the following Working Groups:

Following the closure of the SYMM WG, the current Synchronized Multimedia Home page is not maintained anymore. If you encounter broken links, these are du change of URI by the publisher without convinient forward to the new URI.

What´s New ?

  1. The SYMM WG is closed since 01 April 2012.
  2. 01 December 2008: The SYMM Working Group has published the SMIL 3.0 Recommendation.

  3. 01 December 2008: The SMIL 3.0 compliant AMBULANT 2.0 was released. AMBULANT supports all of the new functionality in SMIL 3. (Demos are included.)
  4. 01 December 2008: The CWI AMBULANT group has published a set of browser-based authoring and rendering tools for smilText and SMIL 3.0 PanZoom functionality. Please see: the AMBULANT technology demonstrators page.
  5. 28 November 2008: Springer-Verlag has published the book SMIL 3.0: Interactive Multimedia for the Web, Mobile Devices and Daisy Talking Books. The book was written by Dick Bulterman (co-chair of the W3C SYMM Working Group) and Lloyd Rutledge.
  6. 10 January 2008: The SYMM Working Group has published the Timesheets 1.0, an XML timing language that makes SMIL 3.0 element and attribute timing control available to a wide range of other XML languages.

Past news ...

Specifications

- Latest SMIL 3 version: (The latest version of the SMIL 3.x specification,whatever its maturity). http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL3/
- Latest SMIL 2 version: (The latest version of the SMIL 2.x specification,whatever its maturity). http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL2/
- Latest SMIL Recommendation: (The most mature SMIL Recommendation (whatever the major revision number). http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/

SMIL 3.0

SMIL 2.1

SMIL 2.0

SMIL 1.0

SMIL in MMS

Media formats

The following media formats (registered and non-registered mime types) are supported in the following implementations (to be updated)

Getting Help

Press Articles

Tutorials

Public Mailing List

The public is invited to send comments and information requests about SMIL to the public mailing list www-smil@w3.org (public archives). The list is open to everyone. To subscribe, try quick subscribe. If that does not work, send a mail with "Subject: subscribe" to www-smil-request@w3.org. If you have problems subscribing/unsubscribing, see more info on W3C mailing list administration.

Players

SMIL 3.0

SMIL 2.1

SMIL 2.0

SMIL 1.0

Authoring Tools

Demos

Background

Accessibility

Past News


Thierry Michel (tmichel@w3.org), W3C activity lead for the W3C Multimedia Activity
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