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[Bug 10320] Allow an arbitrary string as the voice for forwards compatilbity

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Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #14 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2010-10-07 05:01:58 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> (In reply to comment #9)
> > I very rarely, if ever, see captions (i.e. tracks for the hard of hearing) with
> > names in the tracks, so I'm not sure it's a critical issue. But I don't mind
> > making it possible in the future to use the voice name in the rendering (or to
> > make the rendering be based on the voice name).
> 
> I discussed this with two of the HoH participants at the aforementioned summit.
> Specifically, I asked how multiple speakers are typically represented. As far
> as I understand from the discussion, using different colors or positioning
> close to the speaker isn't very common at all, and also something they weren't
> big fans of. Both said that prefixing with the speaker name is quite fine, but
> I don't have any insight into how common it is. Perhaps it's only done when
> it's needed for off-screen speakers, and would be annoying if done for every
> single cue. I could follow up on this if it matters to the design of some
> feature.
>

Note that this is a US-specific and a HoH-specific viewpoint.

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