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[whatwg] SRT research: timestamps

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:28:33 +0200
Message-ID: <op.v2w8hve5sr6mfa@kirk>
On Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:46:15 +0200, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Ralph Giles <giles at mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> A point Philip J?genstedt has made is that it's sufficiently tedious to
>> verify correct subtitle playback that authors are unlikely to do so with
>> any vigilance. Therefore the better trade-off is to make the parser
>> forgiving, rather than inflict the occasional missing cue on viewers.
>>
>
> How can you even time subtitles without ever looking at them?

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13943#c15

I just picked a start time by watching the video and made it 2 seconds  
long. If our data is correct, this particular error only happens in  
0.00035% of cues, which suggests that I am an exceptionally untalented  
author of SRT-like cues.

-- 
Philip J?genstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 6 October 2011 01:28:33 UTC

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