Adding subtitles to HTML 5 video

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Web Essentials 2013 has a new feature for authoring subtitles in Visual Studio.



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      Hey Mads, when is the next update arriving with these cool features?

      Please report the issues with IE to the related person in IE team and ask them to bring coloring (< v .. > element), fix the double digit and default attribute issues. Please ask them to push the changes with Windows update, so we don't have to wait for 1 whole year to get the right thing.


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      Mads Kristensen

      The .vtt syntax highlighting is coming to both Web Essentials 2012 and 2013 this weekend. The CSS support for ::cue is already out, so Web Essentials should have automatically downloaded the updates to the CSS Intellisense and validator.

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      jim kennelly

      Thank you so much for the video - I have an application that the customer is considering subtitles and may need multi lang support. Thanks again - didn't know this feature existed.

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      This is awesome!!!!




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      Do you know if in the future we could use the designer (I mean the graphic tool in VS) to help us :

      - position (x,y,horizontal, vertical, etc) the subtitles in the video;

      - add some funny styles to the subtitles (like in popup videos for example)?


      I've already used the video editor inside youtube to add some subtitles to a video, but this editor is very limited as there is no (public) API to create/read/update/delete subtitles from a custom software/player.


      Thanks in advance,



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      tnx ! but y u don't use HTML5 for this vid (about html5..)? yes i do not have an up to date version of Silver Light, I am really sorry Microsoft.. the point is that now days i dont need to update is so 2006 LOL

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