QotD 11/02/2010 - How are video objects different from web objects?

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How are video objects different from web objects?

Since PBS is focused on video content, Merlin has been designed to treat online videos differently than other web objects. When video objects are added to the Merlin database, PBS stores additional information, such as length, which may be unique to video content. PBS.org and future Merlin applications may use this extra information in a variety of ways. On PBS.org, for example, video objects include play buttons and other visual indicators so users can distinguish them from other web objects.

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