[whatwg] SRT research: timestamps

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Wed Oct 5 20:46:15 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Ralph Giles <giles at mozilla.com> wrote:

> A point Philip Jägenstedt has made is that it's sufficiently tedious to
> verify correct subtitle playback that authors are unlikely to do so with
> any vigilance. Therefore the better trade-off is to make the parser
> forgiving, rather than inflict the occasional missing cue on viewers.

How can you even time subtitles without ever looking at them?

Simon: Another useful statistic would be the number of files which 1:
*always* use periods in SRT timestamps (consistently wrong) compared to 2:
the number of files which mix periods and commas in timestamps (occasionally
wrong).  I'm guessing #1 is much more common.

Glenn Maynard

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