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boazb
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Posted on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 10:39 pm:   

Hello,

I have a few questions which i still havent understood.

the MMSC gives the option of scaling the image to screen size. How would i specify what screen size i need?

Also,
When using MM4, and submitting the information by SMTP to the gateway, where, besides SMIL (since some phones do not support it), do i specify the timing and coordination of each slide? for example, what sound goes with what picture, etc.)

Regarding connections to mobile operators.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but my few options of sending mms are :
1) via gsm modem to a phone number
2) mms notification message
3) MM7

Economically speaking,
would it be best to go with MM7 and a direct connection to a mobile operator?

Finally,
I havent quite understood the difference between wap multimedia message and mms....

I know i'm asking a lot
thanks in advance!
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2759
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:19 pm:   

Hi,

Apologies for the delay in response.


quote:

the MMSC gives the option of scaling the image to screen size. How would i specify what screen size i need?




You don't. The receiving phone indicates these parameters in its User Agent Profile (UAPROF).


quote:

When using MM4, and submitting the information by SMTP to the gateway, where, besides SMIL (since some phones do not support it), do i specify the timing and coordination of each slide? for example, what sound goes with what picture, etc.)




Nowhere. SMIL is the only way that you can control this. SMIL is the standard way of controling timing and slide coordination within an MMS message. If a device does not support SMIL, then it does not support this functionality.


quote:

Economically speaking,
would it be best to go with MM7 and a direct connection to a mobile operator?




Economics don't always enter the picture. Relatively speaking, few operators offer MM7 connections ... and those that do are often relatively expensive.

Basically, the options are:

1.) Direct Delivery (NowSMS as the MMSC, with MMS notification routed over SMS) - This is usually the most economical option, however there are many operators that block MMS delivery from external MMSCs.

2.) MMS submission to the mobile operator over a GSM/GPRS modem.

3.) MMS submission via an MMS specific protocol, such as MM7, MM4 or EAIF.


quote:

Finally,
I havent quite understood the difference between wap multimedia message and mms....




That is understandable.

A WAP Multimedia Push Message is just multimedia content packaged for delivery in a WAP browser. There is no slide timing, or automatic playing of sound, basically just content delivery.

This option is often a good solution for content providers, as it is more economical (SMS can be used for delivery, without requiring the extra costs of MMS).

-bn

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