Track for self-hosted videos?

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Track for self-hosted videos?

bcammett
I have a need to host videos locally, rather than through YouTube or Vimeo. Is there a video attribute that adds the <track> element to a video? I want to specify a .VTT captions file for a video like so:

<track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="captions_file.vtt">

Thanks,
Ben
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mojavelinux
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Not a the moment. You could come up with a syntax to pass this information via an attribute, such as:

video::video.mp4[subtitles=en:captions_file.vtt]

Then you'd need to customize the converter by using your own template for the video node (or, the more advanced approach of making a custom composite converter that overrides the transform for video). In that handler, you can access your subtitles attribute using:

node.attr 'subtitles', nil, false

You'd need to split on the colon to get the language and file part, then add the corresponding <track> tag to the output.


If we find that we like this design, we could consider it for core. But I'd like to see a prototype first.

Cheers,

-Dan

p.s. another idea for the syntax:

video::video.mp4[subtitles=captions_file.vtt?lang=en]

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:58 PM, bcammett [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
I have a need to host videos locally, rather than through YouTube or Vimeo. Is there a video attribute that adds the <track> element to a video? I want to specify a .VTT captions file for a video like so:

<track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="captions_file.vtt">

Thanks,
Ben


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mojavelinux
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The key is always in the design of the AsciiDoc syntax ;) Once we have that, the door is open.

-Dan

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Dan Allen <[hidden email]> wrote:
Not a the moment. You could come up with a syntax to pass this information via an attribute, such as:

video::video.mp4[subtitles=en:captions_file.vtt]

Then you'd need to customize the converter by using your own template for the video node (or, the more advanced approach of making a custom composite converter that overrides the transform for video). In that handler, you can access your subtitles attribute using:

node.attr 'subtitles', nil, false

You'd need to split on the colon to get the language and file part, then add the corresponding <track> tag to the output.


If we find that we like this design, we could consider it for core. But I'd like to see a prototype first.

Cheers,

-Dan

p.s. another idea for the syntax:

video::video.mp4[subtitles=captions_file.vtt?lang=en]

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:58 PM, bcammett [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
I have a need to host videos locally, rather than through YouTube or Vimeo. Is there a video attribute that adds the <track> element to a video? I want to specify a .VTT captions file for a video like so:

<track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="captions_file.vtt">

Thanks,
Ben


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