[whatwg] TextTrack and addCue
philipj at opera.com
Thu Sep 27 01:30:11 PDT 2012
On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:41:34 +0200, Cyril Concolato
<cyril.concolato at telecom-paristech.fr> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has it been considered adding another method to add cues to a track?
> Something like addCues(DOMString text) where the text is not only one
> cue (like in the TextTrackCue ctor) but where the text would be multiple
> cues as written in a WebVTT file? My use case is that I'm getting WebVTT
> content from a server using XHR and I'd like to add that easily to the
> track, without having to parse them myself. Ideally, I would like to
> push the WebVTT content to the track a bit like the Media Source
> Extension API. Another option (less ideal) would be to have a
> WebVTTParser object with a parseFromString method returning a
> TextTrackList (a bit like the DOMParser object). Each cue could be added
> one by one.
You can parse WebVTT using a dummy video+track element and then move the
cues to the actual track, why is this less than ideal?
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