Streaming audio with synchronized transcripts utilizing SMIL.
Bond, Trevor James Walpole, Michael
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The purpose of this paper is to describe developmental work with SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) to synchronize transcript captions with streaming audio. Design/methodology/approach: This paper provides an evaluation of the hardware/software required to digitally record oral histories and the methods developed at WSU to customize the presentation of streaming audio and text. Findings: Though providing users with streaming media content is not excessively expensive, the multifaceted work-flow of organizing an oral history project, utilizing digital recording equipment, preparing transcripts, and synchronizing those transcripts with their corresponding audio files, is a complex, labor-intensive undertaking.