Investigated the W3C SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Interchange Language). Goal was to see what SMIL is and how it can be used in the KeyWorX multi-user environment.

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.


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  1. We have some examples of SMIL presentations with Real extensions. Its content we produced for the Fannie Mae Foundation – (You have to register for access). Of course I’m biased, but I think they are among the best SMIL authored presentations out there.

    Right now, Real provides the best player out there for SMIL support but unfortunately their consistency and support is quite terrible. With the previous version of their player they broke SMIL support in some significant ways and didn’t provide fixes until 6 months later. Nice way to leave your community of developers out in the lurch.

    We occasionally blog about SMIL and other ways of authoring synchronized multimedia at

    Hope you find this helpful.

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