What Is SMIL?
* SMIL stands for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language * SMIL is pronounced "smile" * SMIL is a language for describing audiovisual presentations * SMIL is easy to learn and understand * SMIL is an HTML-like language * SMIL is written in XML * SMIL presentations can be written using a text-editor * SMIL is a W3C standard
What Can SMIL Do?
* SMIL can be used to create Internet or Intranet presentations * SMIL can be used to create slide-show presentations * SMIL has been described as the Internet answer to PowerPoint * SMIL presentations can display multiple file types (text, video, audio...) * SMIL presentations can display multiple files at the same time * SMIL presentations can display files from multiple web servers * SMIL presentations can contain links to other SMIL presentations * SMIL presentations can contain control buttons (stop, start, next, ...) * SMIL has functions for defining sequences and duration of elements * SMIL has functions for defining position and visibility of elements
A SMIL file contains all the information necessary to describe a multimedia presentation.
SMIL files are stored with the file extension *.smil
A SMIL file contains the following:
* The layout of the presentation * The timeline of the presentation * The source of the multimedia elements