Since my first post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer Tony Hirst has put together another interesting post presenting a method for curating supplemental content for students using his DeliTV. Tony finishes his post commenting that it would be useful to see how timed text could be used to supplement radio broadcasts with either embedded subtitles or a standalone player.
- SMIL 3.0 SMILText creation/download
- SubRip .srt creation/download
- Timed Text Authoring Format creation/download (used with BBC iPlayer and others)
- API access documentation
And here is the link to the tool:
*** Twitter Powered Subtitles Tool ***
How I got it to work
So what did I do wrong? Quite a bit as it turns out:
- Understanding the SMILText schema (need a <tev> before a <clear>???)
Observations and further development
As always the source code is available here for further development.