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Re: accessible Flash-based media player with streamlined captioning capability


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Nov 25, 2009 9:00AM

Ah, well it is free and open source you want you might want to take a look at the Open Source Media Framework - Adobe has contributed most of the code from the FLVPlayback component to this project. (http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/osmf/Open+Source+Media+Framework)

With FLVPlayback you are provided the source and allowed to make any modifications to it you want anyway, but there may be other limitations in the license that prevent you from doing some things that you want to with that code.


Andrew Kirkpatrick

Senior Product Manager, Accessibility

Adobe Systems


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Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:47 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessible Flash-based media player with streamlined captioning capability

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> What else are you seeing?

Yes, the audio description and sign language features of the JW Player
certainly can enhance accessibility for people that want those
features. If you're just looking for a standard, accessible player,
there's not much difference between the ones we've discussed. But the
JW Player offers tremendous amounts of customization, skins, a very
cool display wizard
(http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player-setup-wizard), file
protection, playlists, plugins
(http://www.longtailvideo.com/addons/plugins) and many other features
that might be useful. Perhaps best of all, it's free and open source,
unlike the FLVPlayback and FLVPlaybackCaptioning which comes with
Flash CS4.