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RE: Real-time captions in streaming media

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:59:35 -0400 (EDT)
To: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
cc: "'joeclark@joeclark.org'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204250957370.21751-100000@tux.w3.org>
I am not sure that Magpie does allow you to caption things that are streaming
live, which I think is what Joe is saying.

i.e. how do you caption a webcast live?

The other captioning tool I know of is Hi-Caption, and I don't know if this
supports streaming captions either.

Do Real produce their own tool to do it?


On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Denise Wood wrote:

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Joe Clark [mailto:joeclark@joeclark.org]
  Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 7:38 AM
  To: WAI-IG
  Subject: Real-time captions in streaming media

  > There was a question in Thursday's telecon about real-time captioning and
  > streaming formats.  I sent a note to Geoff Freed and he responded that
  > realmedia and windows media support real-time captions.

  Please exercise extreme care in using the term "support" in any
  reference to accessibility. Real and WiMP may be able to *display*
  real-time captions (streaming captions), but how do you get them

  Without a perfectly clear answer to that question, how are real-time
  captions truly "supported"?

  Sorry Joe

  I am not sure I understand why you are suggesting there is no clear answer to
  the question of how you get streaming captions into Realmedia and Windows media
  - Magpie makes that process relatively simple. I just checked and the WebAim
  course which is up to week 4 is covering this topic in detail this week for
  anyone who is interested. You need to register
  (http://www.webaim.org/training2002/)- but as most of you know - it is a free


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