|Organization Name||University of Miami|
|Institutional ID Number||UMVV-141|
|Technology Tags or Keywords|
The present invention is a multimedia re-editor that, either as a stand alone tool or embedded in a text processor, would provide the capability to create powerful multimedia applications from text documents with a few simple keystrokes. It can thereby provide powerful multimedia authoring capabilities without adding complexity to the word processing.
A variety of text-based materials can benefit from multimedia enhancements provided by re-editor software due to increased effectiveness of documents.
This is an ideal tool for transforming a conventional foreign language course that was not designed as a computer application and includes a textbook and audio CD's into a much more effective multimedia computer application.
|Technology page URL||http://www.umtechnology.com/details.cfm?id=56|
|Detailed Technology Description||
Adding multimedia features to textual materials can greatly enhance effectiveness of documents. There are many different authoring tools that support audio, video, graphics, and text for a wide variety of applications. However, there is no widely used word processing software and e-book authoring tool that can readily convert text documents into rich multimedia applications. Additionally, many of the stand-alone multimedia authoring tools are difficult to use to their full capacity. The multimedia re-editor is a Microsoft Windows application that facilitates creation of text-based multimedia projects. Any text document, such as a Microsoft Word document, can be imported and processed with the present invention to map up to 9 different multimedia elements to any single area of text. The multimedia files that can be mapped include but are not limited to WAVE, MP3, and MIDI sound files, AVI and MPEG videos, as well as text files. In addition, any external executable program can be mapped to an area of text, which provides limitless functionality.
|TTO homepage URL||http://www.miami.edu/techtransfer|
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