[gst-devel] Re: Totem or no Totem was Re: GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0: "Mighty Atom"

Bill Haneman bill.haneman at sun.com
Tue Apr 22 08:09:11 CEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 11:47, Gustavo J A M Carneiro wrote:
>    IMHO, no video player should be included which doesn't have the
> capability to display subtitles.  Subtitles is just one of those
> fundamental requirements, especially for non-english speaking people,
> and perhaps it is important for accessibility reasons as well.

It's very important - in fact, essential - for accessibility.

Not all media formats support captioning/descriptive audio, etc., but
certainly the "GNOME media player" should be able to handle those that

The ideal "big picture" solution probably involves SMIL, but that's a
bigger project.  In the meantime we certainly should try to do our best
with DVD captions/subtitles and with *.sub files where such content is

What is the current gst-player/gst and totem roadmap for subtitling and



>   AFAIK, neither totem nor gst-player support that.  I see a menu option
> in totem, but it is not sensitive, so I imagine it only works for DVDs,
> not media files with a separate .sub file.
>   I only wish someone would make a HIG/GNOME-friendly mplayer frontend,
> until GStreamer players stabilize.
>   Just my .02 €.  Regards.
> -- 
> Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
> <gjc at inescporto.pt> <gustavo at users.sourceforge.net>
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