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From: Sarah Horton
Date: Jun 12, 2003 12:43PM


Me again. I think I may have figured out at least part of the mystery of my misbehaving SMIL. I looked at this excellent page on the WebAIM site:

<http://www.webaim.org/howto/captions/quicktime/quicktime6>;

And noticed that the textstream captions file had the extension .mov! The site says:

"You do not have to convert your caption file to a Quicktime movie if you are using SMIL. You can point the textstream src directly to your caption text file. It will take a moment longer for the movie to begin, because Quicktime has to convert the text file to a text track, but it saves a lot of time in converting captions to Quicktime text tracks manually."

So I wondered, what if I convert my .txt file to a .mov file. So that's what I did and it seems to be working! Yea!

<http://www.dartmouth.edu/~shorton/smil/index4.html>;

I still need to fix the port/firewall problems that Jared pointed out, but I think we've managed to iron out one kink anyway.

Thanks again for all the help!

Sarah


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