Despite the frustrations, the quirks and problems encountered in G2 are not enough to overshadow the power and potential of this platform. The ability to stream multiple datatypes in a synchronized presentation over the Internet gives producers a materially new method of delivering content.
As the platform matures, its functionality will undoubtedly improve. We encourage anyone interested to jump in, but expect some head-scratching and hair-pulling along the way. However, with trial and error, you will likely emerge with a great new product.
Now that you have gotten your feet wet with the RealSystem G2 and RealMedia SMIL presentations, it’s time to take a look at one of the Internet’s other popular formats—MP3.