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Re: Flash 8 and text resizing

From: Roberto Ellero <rellero@webaccessibile.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:04:17 +0100
Message-ID: <34f6c97b0701120704s59c98023ye3f1129473d54238@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <akirkpat@adobe.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, "Slatin, John M" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "Alessio Cartocci" <alessio@terrafertile.com>

Hi,
after the interesting observations of Alessio Cartocci, I'd want to
point out an aspect of his innovative system: it can help to promote
captioning, in Italy.

The set of skins for captioning suggested by Andrew Kirkpatrick
(http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/2006/10/captionskins.html)
is only working with "Captionate" software.

The solution used on www.webmultimediale.org [1] allows to use an
external SAMI file, which can be very easily generated by Open Source
and free software MAGpie [2], simply connecting it in the source URL
in this way:

play.swf?id=ultimate_machine_re_webmulti_320px_250&amp;smi=ultimate_machine
(really like in windows media player captioning)

In Italy, we need to promote captioning using free software, in the
public administration, as required by Stanca act, Ministerial Decree
July 8, 2005 [3]. The webmultimediale.org choice for movie publication
is probably the more efficient, interoperable and easier.

Best regards,
Roberto Ellero


1. <http://www.webmultimediale.org/cms/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=146>
<http://www.webmultimediale.org/cms/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=147>

2. http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/

3. http://www.pubbliaccesso.it/normative/DM080705-A-en.htm (see:
Requirement No 18)



2007/1/12, Alessio Cartocci <alessio@terrafertile.com>:
> Hi Andrew, thanks for your interest.
>
> >using ems is the easiest way to achieve text and content resizing.
> >
> >
> Yes. And after many cross-browser tests I can say that Flash and
> Quicktime plugins are responding very well to resizing in conjunction
> with a parent container element.
>
> >it is too bad that you can't use the FLVPlayback component - we've recently provided a set of skins for this
> >component that support captioning
> >
> I know: that player is based on a script intended to work with open
> source Red5 streaming server, which lacking support to FLVPlayback has
> been object of several threads (like this:
> http://osflash.org/pipermail/red5_osflash.org/2006-July/thread.html#4275).
> Anyway, for the player placed in Webmultimediale home page
> (http://www.webmultimediale.org, "Shannon ultimate machine prototype"
> video) I used FLVPlayback with http streaming.  In this case SAMI file
> is loaded, parsed and then captioned using cuepoints, according to Tom
> Green indications (http://www.tomontheweb2.ca/CaptionVideo/index.cfm).
> So, it's my intention to explore further ways to implement closed
> captioning in a Flash video.
>
> >In a quick test it looks like the cc button you have doesn't work beyond the
> >current caption - when the next caption comes up the captions reappear
> >even if I turned them off with the button.
> >
> >
> Thanks for this bug report, even I have reported a similar problem only
> pausing and then restarting the movie. I'm going to fix it along next
> steps of development.
> All further reports and notations are welcome.
>
> Cordially,
> Alessio
>
Received on Friday, 12 January 2007 15:04:27 GMT

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