[whatwg] SRT research: timestamps

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Thu Oct 6 01:28:33 PDT 2011

On Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:46:15 +0200, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> 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?


I just picked a start time by watching the video and made it 2 seconds  
long. If our data is correct, this particular error only happens in  
0.00035% of cues, which suggests that I am an exceptionally untalented  
author of SRT-like cues.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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