We'll be using Avalon (http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/) for delivery. As we process digital files, we have a tool that has started to automatically insert markers where there are silences; of course that might put in too many, but at least it's a starting point. We expect that, down the road, collection managers might edit the markers. Rather than being inserted into the BWF headers, the markers are being stored externally in an Avalon-specific XML format. The systems engineer said that it's pretty simple XML which could easily be converted to other formats. Avalon is still in development, so I'm not sure of the details.
Processing and Quality Control Specialist
Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
From: ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of James Christopher Meade
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 12:34 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Markers/cue points for streaming audio
I'd like to put this question out to institutions providing streaming of
audio collections: How does your institution deal with inserting markers/cue
points into files derived from your archival masters?
For example, longer files containing interviews or orchestral performances need
marker/cue points for end user navigation.
Has anyone found a reliable way of inserting these markers into the BWF header
and having them propagate to derivative files?
What delivery player do you use that will then read these markers?
Any and all information from institutions who have this function in place will be
Jim Meade | Audio Preservation Engineer
Belfer Audio Archive, Special Collections Research Center
222 Waverly Avenue,
Syracuse, New York 13244
t 315.443.2697 e [log in to unmask] w belfer.syr.edu