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"The standard in multimedia metadata"
With the growing interest in Home Theater PC (HTPC), Media Center software,
and Consumer Electronic (Mpg1-4/Network/USB DVD players, networked digital home
entertainment expander, portable multimedia device), the time is right
to have a common metadata file for content and particularly for multimedia files.
This metadata file could contain a lot of "tags" but it's up to the
software/hardware developer to decide what to support because it can be very
simple (title, description...) or advanced (chapter's, bit rate, codec..). Also,
with your software you could export/import a .MIS file. Your may use
different databases in your applications and the standard would help users go from one software to the
other. Almost no predefined tables are used but if you write a value the same
way, a table of correspondence could be easily made.
MIS12000.RAR(text), 27KB, 2007-07-24 (English only)
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Example using IMDB 2 MIS with the Fan Film Star Wars - Revelations:
Windows Media: revelations_film_large.mis
DivX 6: revelations.mis
The codec and audio track information are different.
We also put an example by using IMDB 2 MIS and MIS Info Video.
1. Download and uncompress Recorded Movies.zip, 174KB (2006-04-12), (with subfolders: Action, Bio, Comedy ...)
2. Download and install MIS Info Video
3. Go to Folder and point to the folder where you uncompressed the Recorded Movies.zip
4. Click Refresh
You won't be able to play the movie (of course), but it will give you a better sense of the potential in your own applications or devices.
WEBINFO.MIS samples with English/French:
WEBINFO_GENERAL.MIS (age-rating = 0)
WEBINFO_MOVIES.MIS (age-rating = 0)
WEBINFO_EDUCATION.MIS (age-rating = 18)
WEBINFO_ADULT.MIS (age-rating = 18, content-xxx)
Here are examples for present use
- Next generation of DVD could contain a .MIS file in the
root and a DVD software could read the information to
display or add to the user computer Front end or multi
disc DVD player.
- A hard drive based mpeg4 video recorder (setup box) could get information from it's Electronic Program Guide,
write it to DVD or CD and the user would go in another
room and watch it on another DVD player/network device
that support's it and won't have to generate a DVD-VIDEO
as this will be a straight copy.
- A cable/satellite PVR video recorder could let the user
transfer movies/shows to a portable multimedia device
- A front end application for "Games/demo" could read all
.MIS on a user hard drive and display them giving the
new user details (trailers, description, genre...)
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