A working group in the Interactive Audio SIG of the MIDI Manufacturers Association has produced a draft specification for a public standard file format supporting the interchange of advanced interactive audio soundtracks. It uses a cue-oriented model, is not tied to any particular authoring or playback platform, is programming languageneutral, can be used without license agreements or royalty payments. It is technically extensible in several dimensions. A model for the underlying soundtrack engine is articulated, as is a plan for an open-source software project to speed implementation on any given platform by leveraging its existing media playback APIs.
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