[whatwg] Timed tracks: feedback compendium
philipj at opera.com
Fri Oct 22 06:21:02 PDT 2010
On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:18:09 +0200, Simon Pieters <simonp at opera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:09:24 +0200, Philip Jägenstedt
> <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
>>>>> Anyway, I agree that at least a magic header like "WebSRT" is needed
>>>>> of the horrors of legacy SRT parsing.
>>> I don't see why we can't just consume the legacy and support it in
>>> WebSRT. Part of the point with WebSRT is to support the legacy. If we
>>> don't want to support the legacy, then the format can be made a lot
>> Did you read
>> and look at <http://ale5000.altervista.org/subtitles.htm>?
>> Do you think it's a good idea to make WebSRT an extension of
> Yes. :-) We could remove stuff from ale5000-SRT if there isn't interop
> already and the relevant vendors agree to remove it from their impls.
If so, please take up the discussion with the relevant developers, in
particular VLC has a large market share and opinions on this matter. I am
not hopeful at all that it would work out.
>> My opinion is that it's not a very good idea, which of course we can
>> simplify some aspects of the format. For example, we don't need to
>> allow both , and . as the millisecond separator, and the time parsing
>> in general can be made more sane.
> Do you think browsers will support vanilla SRT (i.e. ale5000-SRT) as
No, one format is exactly the number I want.
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