[sword-devel] Linked in audio files

Robert Hunt hunt.robertj at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:15:07 MST 2010

On 27/08/10 08:23, Greg Hellings wrote:
> The first step is deciding on a markup method.  I like the sound of
> DM's, but I don't see why it couldn't be handled in OSIS already?  A
> verse could have something along the lines of<verse
> osisID="Gen.1.1">{file: "sounds/Genesis/1.aac", start_time: "0:0:15",
> end_time: "0:0:23"}</verse>.
One problem with encoding this information in the OSIS file is that the 
audio might not be as fixed/permanent as the written text of a 
particular version. For example, what if two audio versions are 
available for the same text, with male and female readers, or with 
readers with different voice qualities or accents? Once start/stop times 
are in the OSIS file, you have limited the audio (and one day video) to 
one very specific version.

Is stand-alone markup not better in this case? i.e., put the start/stop 
times in a separate place/module/database -- easily linked to by verse 
references. Then this separate repository could easily contain files for 
multiple audio/video versions for the same written text, etc.


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