[sword-devel] Linked in audio files

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 11:51:02 MST 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM, David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I think we got hung up by thinking that everything has to be done within the
> module.
> Why are we focusing on the OSIS files? Is there any real need to define a
> new marker tag for audio in the OSIS? I very much doubt that it's necessary.
> As far as I can tell, the OSIS files used by John Austin's xulsword (MK)
> application did not contain any such extra tag. I just examined the UZVL.xml
> file which he kindly let me have access to in 2008. (This is for Uzbek
> Latin).  I could not find any object that has a connotation of audio.
> This implies that everything is done by the front-end itself. After all, the
> application knows which chapter and verse is currently being displayed as
> text, so all that is needed in addition to the audio (MP3 or whatever) file,
> is a means to synchronize the current location (e.g chapter) with the start
> time for the respective audio file. And to stop somewhere suitable.
> This throws the challenge back to the front-end application, and makes the
> option to install an audio file as an ancillary media object something that
> can be independent of how the text is displayed and how the module is
> parsed.

Sorry to put this bluntly, but are you basically saying that instead
of all of us collaborating and getting this done right in sword, all
of the front ends should re-implement the same thing? Essentially 5x
the work?


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