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Re: new real player 7

From: Madeleine Rothberg <madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>
Date: 03 Apr 2000 13:56:05 -0500
Message-ID: <-1257352334madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
CC: Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Hi Gregory,
You'll need to download a new version of the free RealPlayer to see
this new feature. They still call it version 7, but it has changed.
You don't need to get the retail version to get the new Description

On the Content property sheet, the third "Settings" button brings
up accessibility options. (Yes, we will be giving them some feedback
on the UI since the group labels aren't appropriately adhering to the
buttons on the Content page.)


On Monday, April 3, 2000, Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net> wrote:
aloha, madeleine!

i strongly concur that there should not be a mutually exclusive choice 
between captions and audio description...

another issue which greatly concerns me is that the choice (however 
constrained) is limited only to those using RealPlayer Plus -- the free 
version of RealPlayer (at least in the Win32 version) only supports quote 
Optional Captions unquote (under the "Content" property sheet of the 
RealPlayer preferences), but does not support audio descriptions

in light of the fact that the vast majority of people using the RealPlayer 
use the free version, Real Networks needs to extend the range of 
accessibility features extant in the retail version to the free version, 
and allow users to display both captions and audio descriptions in both 


At 01:25 PM 3/30/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks for alerting me to this, David. We're playing with it but haven't
>yet figured out how to code the audio descriptions to be turned on and off.
>They don't seem to be using either a SMIL 1.0-like attribute (similar to the
>system-captions attribute) or the SMIL-Boston attribute systemAudioDesc.
>Also, we noticed that they made captions and audio descriptions mutually
>exclusive by using radio buttons to choose between them. Anyone besides
>us think it would be useful to have independent control over the two
>On Tuesday, March 28, 2000, David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net> wrote:
>this new edition has the capability to play audio description on demand if
>it is present.
>Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
>voice 301-949-7599
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Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
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