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Re: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:43:24 +0100
Message-ID: <490EC7BC.7040206@cwi.nl>
To: Ken Harrenstien <klh@google.com>
CC: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>

Dear Ken,

Thanks for your answer. It didn't get through the mailing list archive 
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> Not in the coding sense, although I've certainly been pushing for this
> feature, because it will indirectly encourage people to caption their
> videos.  For a long time Google Video has provided these links for any
> search hits on caption text -- you can click on them to jump directly
> to the relevant point in the video.  This is probably not well known
> simply because not many videos are captioned :-(.  But hopefully this
> will encourage more sites to offer similar features.

Have you ever considered using TimedText [1] for aligning/synchronizing 
the transcript with the video?

> Um, has there been any discussion of a standard post-hash syntax?
> (I can ask since I'm new here :-)

Hum, we have purposely decided to postpone this question :-) More 
seriously, we have preferred to discuss during our face-to-face meeting 
the functionalities we expect from the media fragment, the use cases 
that will show their use, and the overall communication between a UA and 
a server (through some proxies, caches, etc.). We know we would need to 
specify a syntax at some point, but we see it as a side issue, once we 
know exactly what we want to cover.
Best regards.


[1] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/

RaphaŽl Troncy
CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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