[whatwg] Subtitles, captions, and other tracks augmenting video or audio
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Apr 16 14:08:04 PDT 2010
I'm starting to look at the feedback sent over the past few years for
augmenting audio and video with additional timed tracks such as subtitles,
captions, audio descriptions, karaoke, slides, lyrics, ads, etc. One thing
that would be really helpful is if we could get together a representative
sample of typical uses of these features, as well as examples of some of
the more extreme uses.
For example, some fansubbed Anime videos have translation subtitles,
karaoke in the original language and as a phonetic translation, and joke
explanations all going on on the same screen. It would be good to have an
example of this, even though it is so extreme that we might not want to
support it initially.
If anyone has any examples, please add them here:
Links to either videos or stills showing subtitles (e.g. on TVs, DVDs,
etc) are both good. I'd like to get a representative sample so that we can
determine what features are critical, and what features can be punted for
now. This will let us evaluate the proposals relative to real needs.
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