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= See Also =
= See Also =
* [[alternates-examples]]
* [[alternates-examples]]
* [[alternates-formats]]
* [[alternates-brainstorming]]
* [[alternates-brainstorming]]
* [[media-metadata-examples]] -- Yahoo's Media RSS uses this
* [[media-metadata-examples]] -- Yahoo's Media RSS uses this

Revision as of 19:28, 24 June 2006


This page is to collect examples of alternates, that is, places where a user may be given several different items to choose amongst that at some logical level are considered equivalent.

Discussion Participants



Interested Folks

Specific Examples from the Wild


Yahoo's Media RSS provides the <media:group> tag to group alternate choices for the same media file together. Here's an example from their spec:

<rss version="2.0">
<title>Song Site</title>
<description>Songs galore at different bitrates</description>
  <title>Cool song by an artist</title>
   <media:content url="http://www.foo.com/song64kbps.mp3" 
   fileSize="1000" bitrate="64" type="audio/mpeg" 
   isDefault="true" expression="full"/>
   <media:content url="http://www.foo.com/song128kbps.mp3" 
   fileSize="2000" bitrate="128" type="audio/mpeg" 
   <media:content url="http://www.foo.com/song256kbps.mp3" 
   fileSize="4000" bitrate="256" type="audio/mpeg" 
   <media:content url="http://www.foo.com/song512kbps.mp3.torrent" 
   fileSize="8000" type="application/x-bittorrent;enclosed=audio/mpeg" 
   <media:content url="http://www.foo.com/song.wav" 
   fileSize="16000" type="audio/x-wav" expression="full"/>
   <media:credit role="musician">band member 1</media:credit>
   <media:credit role="musician">band member 2</media:credit>
   <media:category>music/artist name/album/song</media:category>

Note the mixing of alternates and related metadata together under the group tag.

See Also