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Re: About video & audio elements

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:49:53 -0700
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To: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

At 18:25  -0400 28/08/08, Maurice wrote:
>What about separate files for sub-titles? In the fan-subbing scene 
>it's common for videos to be distributed without any subtitles and 
>then many people around the world do their own translation and share 
>the text files with the web.
>

If the user is supplying ancillary data, then in some sense that's 
outside the scope of the HTML5 'contract' between the page author an 
dthe user-agent, I think.

>What if I actually have a single video (no audio) and multiple audio 
>files, each in a different language.
>Could I somehow sync the video and selected audio file by having 
>them start playing simultaneously?

You should lay these up into what HTML5 sees as a single media 
resource, either using a track-structured file format like QuickTime 
or MP4, or using SMIL or other integration layer.
-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 17:51:12 GMT

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