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Re: [Fwd: Re: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos]

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 05:38:44 -0500 (EST)
To: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
cc: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0811030535060.20387@ubzre.j3.bet>

On Mon, 3 Nov 2008, RaphaŽl Troncy wrote:

>
> FYI
> I just realize Ken's answer has not been distributed to the mailing list. 
> Yves, has the message been bounced? I guess because Ken has not subscribed 
> (yet?) to the mailing list ...

I didn't see it in my moderation box, weird.

>
>  RaphaŽl
>
> -------- Message original --------
> Sujet : Re: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos
> Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:55:46 -0700 (PDT)
> De : Ken Harrenstien <klh@google.com>
> Pour : RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
> Copie ŗ : Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
> Rťfťrences : <490597E0.40402@cwi.nl>
>
> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, RaphaŽl Troncy wrote:
>
>> Hi Media Fragments,
>> 
>> Read this TechCrunch article:
>> http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/25/youtube-enables-deep-linking-within-videos/
>> 
>> YouTube allows now to send users to a specific point in a video, using the 
>> hash '#' in the URL. The syntax is: "#t=1m45s" and an example is: 
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bibCui3lFM#t=1m45s
>> 
>> So it seems the syntax is slightly different that the one used in 
>> GoogleVideo. Ken, are you involved in this work?
>
> 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.
>
> Um, has there been any discussion of a standard post-hash syntax?
> (I can ask since I'm new here :-)
>
> --Ken
>
>

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