AudioLinks for book of mormon mp3's

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AudioLinks for book of mormon mp3's

Postby mellerbeck-p40 » Fri May 18, 2007 11:54 am

So I have a little prototype that I have been messing with in an attempt to create audio links for audio. I think it would be cool to have some way to follow footnotes while listening. A super simple cobled together example of this is located at

Install the MSI, then download and unzip it (or get the source) .net 1.1

Fire up the player, hit open and then open up Scripture_example.xspf

What it does: Starts playing chapter from the Book of Mormon, at 30 seconds after it says 'book of mormon' you hear a pop, this lets you know an audio link is present. If you click the follow link button it links you to the childrens hymn book of mormon stories. You can hit the back link and go back to where you were listening in the BOM before. Nifty? If you take a look at the xspf file you can see that it describes when the link will happen (in milliseconds) and where it will take you (it reads another xspf file) so you can create a chain of linking audio using this. So technically you could have footnotes of footnotes etc...

My questions are anyone have any ideas how to have many footnotes with out annoying the listener with a zillion pop sounds? One possible thought is to have the audio links silent, and then click the follow link when you assumed a link was there but thats a little random. Another thought is to have a threshold, say only play a link every five minutes picked at random. Anyways give it a shot, let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas?

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Postby thedqs » Mon May 21, 2007 6:01 pm

How about prioritize the footnotes? JST and alternate translations would always be notified while the TG, and links to other scriptures would be repressed. You might also want to run a heuristic on how relevant the connecting scripture is an if it is over a certian threshold sound the beep. Also making the sounds and what gets notified would be very benificial.
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