Participants : Nicolas Hairon, Cécile Roisin.
With the raise of HTML5 which natively supports continuous content (audio, video) there is a dramatic need for handling synchronization, animation and user interaction in an efficient and homogeneous way. As web browsers do not support SMIL, except for SVG Animation (which is based on the SMIL BasicAnimation module), multimedia web authoring remains difficult and relies on code-based, non-standard solutions.
This open source library is now deployed and used by external users. As far as we know, ENS Lyon was the first user: its site html5.ens-lyon contains several dozens of scientific conferences where the video capture of each conference is synchronized with the slides, a structured timeline and a table of contents. This web site was demonstrated in May at the WWW 2012 conference. University of Evry makes also a important use of the Timesheets library as a tool for teaching multimedia concepts at master level.