Smile activity version 1

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Thu Sep 3 07:38:25 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 18:31, Tony Anderson<tony at> wrote:
> I posted version 1 of the Smile activity to It
> matches the code posted on gitorious.
> The Smile activity implements the open source Ambulant SMIL3 player. It
> plays a variety of media types. More importantly it can play a complex
> multimedia presentation including text, images, audio, and video using a
> standard SMIL script.
> My goal is to use the Smile activity to play children's stories so that
> they can see the text highlighted karaoke-style while listening to the
> story's audio track and looking at background images.
> Similar to the Quiz and ShowNTell activities, the Smile activity plays a
> bundle with an extension '.smxo' and mime_type 'application/x-smile'
> which contains the controlling SMIL script and the associated media files.
> Version 1 has two serious problems. Video playback and multimedia
> playback does not redraw correctly (playback is advanced by moving the
> mouse!). In addition, it is possible to replay only be re-selecting the
> presentation. The pause and stop buttons do not work correctly.
> I hope that both of these problems will be resolved in version 2 by the
> end of September.

Hi Tony,

do you know if the cause for these problems in the Ambulant SMIL3
player or in the activity code?



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