A lot of this discussion is more advanced than I am, so I'll speak as a more lay practitioner. And I apologize to Saeed if I distract from his original questions
In my encoding of materials with related or integral images and audio materials, I prefer to use a pointing mechanism rather than embed actual binary objects / files into my XML. For example, with an oral history, we see the transcript and the audio recording as two files that work together.
I do think having a clear example of referencing external audio and video files (and other stuff, too) in the same way we have done for image files would be helpful.
I hope my comments help add to the use case scenario, even if they don't answer Saeed's questions!
Elizabeth "Lisa" McAulay
Librarian for Digital Collection Development
UCLA Digital Library Program
email: emcaulay [at] library.ucla.edu
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Subject: Re: some questions about non-textual components and media
> fair point. can you make a ticket in Sourceforge?
While I'm not at all against adding <binaryObject> to att.duration,
it doesn't solve the major point that use of <binaryObject> requires
that the binary object itself (instead of a pointer to it) be placed
in the TEI encoding. This makes it untenable for most uses, I think.
E.g., the OGG file for "I Have a Dream" is 10.1 MiB; base-64 encoded
it is 13.6 MiB. That makes managing your TEI file a big pain.
Besides, what if you wanted that speech in several different TEI