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Re: YouTube / Google video time offsets

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 20:45:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4903694B.5030407@cwi.nl>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>, Ken Harrenstien <klh@google.com>

Dear Silvia, Ken

> Ken was involved with implementation of a time offset scheme into
> YouTube videos using URI fragments!!!


> The scheme is used for search results when searching captions on
> videos. He posted an example of such a search in the blog post - make
> sure you turn on "list view" in google video search to see the URIs:
> http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=%22that%27s+a+tremendous+gift%22&sitesearch=#
> Then you'll get a link called "Start playing at search term" and the
> following link:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3047771997186190855&ei=MCH-SNfJD5HS2gKirMD2Dg&q=%22that%27s+a+tremendous+gift%22#50m16s
> .
> Notice how the temporal fragment is specified through "#50m16s" ?

Now, we have to ask Ken how does it work. Ken, is the "fragment" magic 
happening in the "googleplayer.swf" flash app? What kind of syntax is 
allowed after the "#' in the URL? Is there some documentation available?
Best regards.


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