Thread Subject: Re: possible addition to the table in 4-A
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Fri, Aug 24 2007 8:00 AM
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Larry, can you explain how it applies to video-description? I'm slow
Also, I haven't seen any response to my email earlier this week
regarding text transcripts or synchronized video-description, should be
Also, what's the "original audio" for? What does it matter where the
audio comes from?
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Subject: Re: [teitac-video] possible addition to the table in 4-A
Thanks Geoff - short and simple.
Maybe you don't want to "display caption data" as much as turn caption
data into text. There isn't a need for a specific standard as long as
the video can be transmitted with synchronized text - even open
captions, even bitmaps that are user-choosable.
Should this apply to video description as well?
Geoff Freed wrote:
> Gregg V recently pointed out that the table in 4-A, "Caption
> Playback," dwells on the playback of captioned material on hardware
> such as televisions, tuners and tuner cards, but not on software
> players, such as QuickTime, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and
> Flash. This seems an oversight, no? I don't believe caption playback
> in software players is specifically covered anywhere in
> 508-- *content* is covered in section 6, but not the caption-display
> capabilities of the players themselves.
> With this in mind, below is a draft of language to add to the table
> (linearized for ease of reading). Software players would be item #4
> in the table:
> 4-A - Caption Playback
> Analog television, digital television and tuners, computer equipment,
> software players and other equipment must provide closed and open
> 4. Equipment of this type:
> Software audio or video players on computers, personal video display
> devices or other devices which play digital audio or video
> Uses this standard:
> [[GF note: there is no prevailing standard for captions in this
> category. What should we say?
> To provide these functions:
> Display caption data, when available. Players must allow users to
> turn the caption display on and off at will, and the technology for
> doing so must be freely available to all users.
> Let the hatchets fly!
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