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

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller Uraeus at linuxrising.org
Wed Apr 23 08:05:48 CEST 2003

On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 12:44, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 11:12, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 01:32, Benjamin Otte wrote:
> > 
> > > People come and want SMIL for anything. SMIL is neither the right format
> > > for playlists nor the right format to store subtitles.
> > 
> > 
> > It's all we have for subtitles using media streams that don't support
> > subtitling internally.  Certainly it offers solutions to problems such
> > as multi-language subtitles that are difficult to solve otherwise.
> Well, there's Subrip, SubViewer, MicroDVD, SubStationAlpha, and MPSub.
> > I am not saying that the SMIL grammar is great, but I am saying that
> > it's what we have to work with at the moment.
> Well, there's already support in xine and ongoing work in Gst to support
> the formats mentioned above. You still didn't answer my question as to
> what was needed from the movie player. Does it only need to show
> subtitles as video overlays?
We have the following IRC log of a discussion between Wim and Bill on
the topic of accessibility which I think mentions most of what the
player needs to do:
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus at linuxrising.org>

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