Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)

Present multimedia content in XML

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) is an application for the simple authoring of rich media or multimedia (audio/visual) presentations. Learn more about this XML standard often used for animation features in other languages.

Contributors:  W3C

25 April 2007 (First published 06 February 2007)

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) is an application for the simple authoring of rich media or multimedia (audio/visual) presentations. Learn more about this XML standard often used for animation features in other languages.

In the words of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.1) - [Second Edition] [W3C Recommendation] "enables simple authoring of interactive [audio/visual] presentations. SMIL is typically used for ['rich media' or multimedia] presentations, which integrate streaming audio and video with images, text, or any other media type. SMIL is an easy-to-learn HTML-like language, and many SMIL presentations are written using a simple [text editor]." SMIL is a product of the W3C Synchronized Multimedia activity, and is often used for multimedia and animation features in other languages, including Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

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