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In March 2009 Tony Hirst posted a solution for Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube. A year and a half later, numerous evenings tweaking code, lots of support, advice and promotion from Tony, Brian Kelly and others, and we have come full circle. What began for me as a method to playback real-time ...continue reading

Having spent a couple of nights crunching code it’s time to catch up with some paperwork. Since writing about the iTitle updates in Twitter subtitling, the three E’s: Embed, embed, embed Brian Kelly has followed up with a couple of posts (Captioned Videos of IWMW 2010 Talks and Twitter Captioned Videos Gets Even Better) highlighting ...continue reading

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A conversation with Brian Kelly led to a quick refresh of the Twitter Subtitle Generator (iTitle) [I’ve got tired of linking to all of mine and Tony’s previous posts on this so started the Twitter subtitling wikipedia entry]. Brian was interested in using iTitle to create twitter captioned versions of videos from IWMW10. Their plan ...continue reading

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Update 1: This post is a bit techie. If you want to jump straight to the action click here to see the full 45 Google I/O 2010 – Keynote Day 2 Android Demo with  Twitter subtitles Update 2: When I was pushed the twitter timeline through the generator I noticed there were a number of ...continue reading

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Since February my post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer has remained in my top 5 posts and I’ve been meaning to revisit the iPlayer platform with another twitter subtitle example. The general election ‘Leaders Debates’ seemed like an ideal event to experiment with the format. It became very apparent after the first debate ...continue reading

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Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one work station. One types in code while the other reviews each line of code as it is typed in. The person typing is called the driver. The person reviewing the code is called the observer (or navigator). The two ...continue reading

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Last week saw he return of the JISC conference. As with other similar events the organisers explored a number of ways to allow delegates to experience the conference virtually as well in person. The main avenues were video streaming some of the sessions live across the web; the inclusion of a Ning social network (I’m ...continue reading

One of my frustrations when putting together the Gordon Brown’s Building Britain’s Digital Future announcement with twitter subtitles example was that the video was embedded within a custom flash player which meant I couldn’t overlay subtitles within the player. Since I making the original post Downing Street have since put Gordon Brown’s speech on YouTube ...continue reading

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I’ve been quietly snaffling twitter timelines using the subtitle generator I created. The latest one was prompted by Brian Kelly’s post on the The “Building Britain’s Digital Future” Announcement. In this post he mentioned that twitter was a buzz with the #bbdf hashtag. Clicking on the image below will take you to a page I ...continue reading

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Following on from my post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer below is the subtitle file for the latest episodes. More information on the series is available from The Virtual Revolution website. The Cost of free Sat 13 Feb 2010 @ 21:15 | Subtitle file (search term: '#bbcrevolution -watching') Homo Interneticus Sat 20 Feb ...continue reading