[whatwg] SRT research: timestamps

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 01:46:43 PDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> 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?
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13943#c15
> 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.

Or that most of the SRT files get created by sw rather than hand,
where such errors are less frequent.

I'm glad we're on the same page with approaching such authoring errors.


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