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Subtitles in videos needed!

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    Deafie

    I am deaf, and I can not follow this channel 9! Sad(
    I am feeling discriminated.
    Are you planing to add a speech to text technology it?

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    Cara9

    Yes, we are working on adding CC/subtitles to the videos. Would that be enough or do you prefer transcripts along with the videos? Thank you for the feedback!

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    Deafie

    Super. Can you give a schedule when it will be available?
    I can not say for now what I prefer, because I have not seen a working example yet.
    Just try it.

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    giangreco

    @Cara9: We need captions in the videos. Please give a priority to this!

    To understand 100% of the speakers

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    Cara9

    @giangreco: @Deafie: Thanks for your feedback, it really helps us to know what our user's priorities are. I can't give an absolute timeframe for when this will be ready to go but we are progressing on it. I'm not sure if you noticed but we upgraded our player recently to the newest framework of the SMF player which has better support for captions. Technically, the Silverlight player now supports captions but there are a few things left to do - 1. We need to add the support to the backend for our content teams to be able to associate a caption file. 2. We need to get the process going so that we are creating caption files for our videos going forward. 3. We need to update our html5 player to support captions as well. Hopefully it helps you to know that we are working on it, there are just a lot of little details to take care of to actually get it running.

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    Niner556327

    @Cara9: I hope you can see my reply !

    You did say that subtitles are going to be added to videos and this has been said since about one year. I hope you are still going to achieve that. Many non-English speakers have problems with understanding the accents of some instructors in addition to those who have problems with hearing. I 'm looking forward to see this feature soon in Channel 9 or MVA.

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    Cara9

    @Niner556327: We added captions support for our videos in both the HTML5 and Silverlight players just a few weeks ago. We are now going to encourage our content teams to start creating caption files for their videos so hopefully you should start seeing captions appear soon. I have just reposted a captions test post so you can see how it will work. We would love to hear any feedback you may have on it!

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    felix9

    @Cara9: hooooraaaaay Big Smile

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    cheong

    @Cara9:It could be better if the subtitle can be placed relative to the control bar instead, so when the control bar is hidden, it could be moved lower.

    This is, however, very minor issue. Good work.

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