Commons talk:Timed Text

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Ogg Kate[edit]

Why isn't Ogg Kate discussed? VolodyA! V Anarhist Beta_M (converse) 18:15, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

How to give timecodes??[edit]

Ok, I give up. I read about the new video support and thought I'd give it a go - but cannot find a way that isn't totally manual for getting the timecodes to match the text to the video. I just transcribed this video File:ABC ATMs.ogv here [1]. I manually made the first line's worth of timecoding but I cannot see the "unversal subtitles editor" anywhere. How do I create the timecodes? Wittylama (talk) 02:40, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Where did you find talk of this "unversal subtitles editor"? I have been doing the timecodes manually since 2009, and all I've seen is the manual edit method, and links to subtitling programs that I've never tried. Anyway, I completed the timecodes for File:ABC ATMs.ogv (see history) and they seem to work in both Opera logged in and Firefox not logged in. I was experiencing severe lags, pauses and restarts with other timed text files so I used yours as a test. -84user (talk) 16:01, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Three big problems with the subtitles on Commons[edit]

I am trying to subtitle some clips of artists in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 presenting themselves, and I've found some problems. I write the subtitles in the online tool Amara, and there I manage to sync the text to the clip. Then I copy the SRT-text to the subtitles page on Commons.

  • Problem one: The text is not synced to the video when looking at the result on Commons. I have also tried looking at the timecode in my video editing software, and it is not at all similar to the timecode in the same clip uploaded to Commons. I have to manually adjust the text, save, watch, adjust it some more, save, watch over and over again, and that brings us to:
  • Problem two: The "Show preview" function is not available on the subtitles pages. Therefore there are a lot of edits on my subtitles pages. That's annoying.
  • Problem three: When manually adjusting the text I've noticed there is too much time difference between 00,999 and 01,000. Why is that? In many of my videos I've noticed a line of text is shown too early if I set the time to 01,999, but it's shown too late if I set the time to 02,000. How is that possible?

-abbedabbdisk 15:06, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

There seems to be an problem with the kultura html 5 player. Maybe you could file a bug on bugzilla:? --McZusatz (talk) 17:35, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Hmm... Maybe. It's so complicated. But I'll try. -abbedabbdisk 17:59, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Please post the link to the bug report here. Let me know if you have problems, otherwise. --McZusatz (talk) 18:31, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Here they are:
Problem one: Bug 49406 - Text sync varies between Commons and other players
Problem two: Bug 49408 - Huge difference between 00,999 and 01,000 in TimedText
Problem three: Bug 49409 - No video on previewing TimedText changes
-abbedabbdisk 20:39, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the links and the bug reports. --McZusatz (talk) 21:15, 10 June 2013 (UTC)