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Re: [whatwg] TextTrack and addCue

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:30:11 +0200
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, "Cyril Concolato" <cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr>
Message-ID: <op.wlacklgxsr6mfa@kirk>
On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:41:34 +0200, Cyril Concolato  
<cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Has it been considered adding another method to add cues to a track?  
> Something like addCues(DOMString text) where the text is not only one  
> cue (like in the TextTrackCue ctor) but where the text would be multiple  
> cues as written in a WebVTT file? My use case is that I'm getting WebVTT  
> content from a server using XHR and I'd like to add that easily to the  
> track, without having to parse them myself. Ideally, I would like to  
> push the WebVTT content to the track a bit like the Media Source  
> Extension API. Another option (less ideal) would be to have a  
> WebVTTParser object with a parseFromString method returning a  
> TextTrackList (a bit like the DOMParser object). Each cue could be added  
> one by one.
> Comments?
> Cyril

You can parse WebVTT using a dummy video+track element and then move the  
cues to the actual track, why is this less than ideal?

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:30:36 UTC

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