"The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) is a recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that allows for the creation of time-based multimedia delivery over the web. Based on XML, it allows developers to mix many types of media, text, video, graphics, audio and vector based animation together and to synchronize them to a timeline."Definition from the Web Developer's Virtual Library
Examples and tutorials with links to the official site and a player.
Tutorial article from Web Techniques that gives an overview of SMIL 1.0. Example for download (requires RealPlayer), and full text of the article.
Advocacy for SMIL (hence A-SMIL) as an open standard for digital signage.
Edit SMIL documents in HTML-Kit using the HKSMIL plugin. Which adds the ability to lookup online help.
The official W3C page includes a brief definition and links to latest news, players, authoring tools, getting help and the other information.
The W3C's official technical description of the language, including the document type definition and elements within the language.
XML-based language that allows authors to write interactive multimedia presentations, and allows reuse of SMIL syntax and semantics in other XML-based languages, in particular those who need to represent timing and synchronization.
Integrates a subset of the SMIL 2.0 specification with XHTML. Includes SMIL 2.0 modules providing support for animation, content control, media objects, timing and synchronization, and transition effects. (W3C Note 31 January 2002)
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