Media types

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In trying to think big for a site, I often end up thinking about various media types, but I haven't had a simple way to categorize them.

Note that the following might be combined (e.g., real video and audio with abstract (searchable as opposed to graphical) text for subtitles).

Scalability (i.e., Abstract or Real) Medium/Dimensionality Timing Recording Technology File format Ideal possibilities (including text if kept within the format)
Real Visual 3d timed Kinect  ? Hologram - timed
Real Visual 3d snapshot Kinect  ? Hologram
Abstract Visual 3d timed (Scriptable) WebGL (JavaScript)/SVG 3D (XML) + Animation Hologram - timed (with (synchronized) text-searchable captions or metadata)
Abstract Visual 3d snapshot (Scriptable) WebGL (JavaScript)/SVG 3D (XML) Hologram (with text-searchable caption or metadata)
Real Visual 2d or 1d timed Video camera Theora (or GIF) Video (with embedded captions or metadata)
Real Visual 2d or 1d snapshot Camera PNG/JPG/GIF/etc. Image (with embedded caption or metadata)
Abstract Visual 2d or 1d timed (Scriptable) Canvas 2d (JavaScript)/SVG + SMIL/Timed Text (XML) Images - animated (with (synchronized) text-searchable captions or metadata)
Abstract Visual 2d or 1d snapshot (Scriptable) Canvas 2d (JavaScript)/SVG (XML) Image (with text-searchable caption or metadata)
Real Aural timed Audio recorder Ogg Audio playback (sound and voice) with pause
Real Aural snapshot Audio recorder Ogg Audio playback (sound and voice)
Abstract Aural timed (Scriptable) Web Audio (JavaScript)/MIDI Audio playback (instrument or voice synthesizer) + (synchronizable) notation & lyrics
Abstract Aural snapshot (Scriptable) Web Audio (JavaScript)/MIDI Audio playback (instrument or voice synthesizer) + notation & lyric