[Ambulant-users] Timing bug in Ambulant?

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Mon Aug 25 13:19:07 CEST 2008


On 23 aug 2008, at 14:51, Chris Abrams wrote:
> I'm a relative newcomer to SMIL but I'm confused as to the behaviour  
> of the
> Ambulant Player when given the following SMIL:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
> <!DOCTYPE smil PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SMIL 2.0//EN"
>                      "http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/SMIL20.dtd">
>
> <smil xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/Language">
>    <head>
>        <layout type="text/smil-basic-layout">
>            <root-layout width="400" height="300"  
> backgroundColor="#FFFFFF" />
>            <region regionName="img" left="25" width="350" top="25"  
> height="250"
> backgroundColor="transparent" showBackground="whenActive" />
>        </layout>
>    </head>
>    <body>
>        <seq repeatCount="indefinite">
>            <img src="a.gif" dur="1.5s" region="img" fill="remove" />
>            <img src="b.gif" dur="1.5s" region="img" fill="remove" />
>            <img src="c.gif" dur="1.5s" region="img" fill="remove" />
>        </seq>
>    </body>
> </smil>
>
> I would have expected the sequence of images a, b and c to be repeated
> indefinitetly. However, when run on either Ambulant 1.8 on Windows  
> or the
> latest Ambulant Player built from source and running under Linux,  
> the sequence
> of images is shown just once before play stops.

It was indeed a bug, and it has been fixed in the CVS source tree.

Thanks for the report,
--
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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