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Captions for Video with Flash CS3 (Part Two) : Comments

By Tom Green

July 9, 2007


David Owens

July 10, 2007 2:04 AM

Thanks for a great second part to the article, Tom. Could you just clarify the endTime parameter? Is this value (4.1 in your example) relative to the <time/> element, or to the start of the video. It seems like a rather confusing way to do it, especially considering the change in units.

Tom Green

July 10, 2007 1:15 PM

It is 4.1 seconds into the video. The first parameter, as I pointed out, must be expressed in milliseconds and the endTime can be actual seconds. Why? Don’t have a clue. Makes no sense to me but I am sure Adobe can rationalize it.

Michael Stenitzer

July 11, 2007 12:42 AM

Nice article. But your video does not allow keyboard navigation and is therefore not accessible.

Im Medical

July 11, 2007 1:49 PM

Nice the article, Tom. ! RESPECT! video not allow keyboard navigation ^(

Tom Green

July 11, 2007 6:44 PM

Which is precisely why I say Flash video is “well on the road to accessibility”. It isn’t totally there yet but this marks a major step in the right direction.


July 19, 2007 2:51 PM

Hey Tom, I really loved your show on MTV! Keep it up man

Walker Hamilton

July 20, 2007 7:41 AM

That’s funny!

(wrong “Tom Green” JimBob)

Lee Wong Seoul

July 21, 2007 9:02 PM

Thanks for the article.. Great help for me.. I will give it a shot…



August 30, 2007 4:39 AM

Brilliant idea Tom. Thanks for very interesting article btw. I like the video! Tom


October 30, 2007 2:47 PM

Hi thanks for the informative tutorial – is the captioned text search-able within the page?


November 1, 2007 8:15 AM

Can we make the video play based on time. eg : like play video1 at 11:30am and video2 at 01:00pm and so on ?

David Karlins

February 20, 2008 1:34 PM

Thanks for the clear tutorial. Is there any way to define and display a cue point simply working in Flash Video Encoder, without resorting to Flash itself?

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