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Re: Browsers, closed captioning and quicktime

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:55:39 +0300
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Message-Id: <B66DBD36-1C01-427E-ACFC-8FF5F69FEDBA@iki.fi>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>


CCed Aaron Leventhal in addition to www-archive.

Thank you for looking this up, and sorry about the delay of my reply.

On May 16, 2008, at 15:11, Karl Dubost wrote:

> About closed captioning and quicktime
>> Built-in solutions
>> Solutions such as QuickTime Text Track provide closed captioning,  
>> while iChat AV and iSight provide the first video conferencing  
>> solution with strong enough clarity to allow sign language  
>> communication over the Internet. With these built-in accessibility  
>> features, Macs enhance teaching and learning for a person who is  
>> deaf or hard of hearing.
>> http://www.apple.com/education/accessibility/disabilities/hearing/
> It doesn't give that much info, exploring further, I found
> * Text Tracks
>  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/texttracks.html
> * Text Descriptors
>  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/textdescriptors.html

To me, that looks like the old pre-3GPP QuickTime stuff.

> I found also movies in Itunes which were done with Text Track and  
> its working in Safari 3.1 and Camino. Example. It was on by default  
> and I didn't find anyway to remove it in the browser.
> http://tecnocato.podbean.com/2008/03/03/tecnocato-hd-0091-how-to-make-a-great-lunar-eclipse-video/

This one looks interesting. The container file appears to be an MPEG-4  
container. Yet, QuickTime Player suggests that the text track might be  
of the old kind--not of the 3GPP kind. I wonder what's really going on  

I had expected 3GPP Timed Text to be the only text track type around  
for MPEG-4 containers.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 23 June 2008 09:56:22 UTC

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