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[Bug 10642] No alternative text description for video key frame (poster)

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:57:28 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10642

--- Comment #14 from Everett Zufelt <everett@zufelt.ca> 2010-09-30 13:57:27 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> 
> Wikipedia page for Casablanca describes official poster of the movie, but
> poster of a video element isn't the same thing.
> 
> For more practical example of a video poster I've found Casablanca trailer on
> YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Ud8O3KBSM. This video's poster image
> is a frame from middle of the video which happens to be man in a bar and text
> "Paul Henreid".
> 
> I don't think this is useful, and description of the video itself (not merely
> one of its frames) may be better indicator of what video is about and what mood
> it has.

Either allowing authors to set a poster is useful, or it is not. If it is at
all useful, then this information must be conveyed to those who cannot access
the image.

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