Building a Multi-purposes Digital Media System Using MPEG-21 and XML

  • Hua-Yi Lin
  • Yueh-Min Huang
  • Tzone-I Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)

Abstract

This study proposes a scheme to integrate several types of media elements into a multimedia framework, which plays media on a same platform without distinct players. This investigation is well-suited for multimedia applications such as the distance learning and digital library. However, the varied media elements put together and played on a same platform are great challenges. This study employs MPEG-21 digital item standard to achieve this target, makes varied multimedia exist on a browser interface, and solves the problem of different players playing different media. Moreover, this study exploits XML and Digital Item Declaration Language (DIDL) functions to construct a Digital Media System (DMS). The DMS puts separate videos, audios, images, and text media sources into a trailer. Users select and play the trailer using web-based interface to achieve on demand playing. Finally, we demonstrate that the proposed system is resilient on multimedia applications and very suitable for distance learning systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua-Yi Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yueh-Min Huang
    • 2
  • Tzone-I Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementYung Ta Institute of TechnologyPingtung CountryTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, R.O.C.

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