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<davexunit>wrote a little script that might see some use at the FSF
<davexunit>converts SRT subtitles to WebVTT format for use with the HTML5 <video> tag.
<drdanmaku>huh, today i learned html has a tag for subtitles
<davexunit>and it doesn't link srt format! at least firefox doesn't, anyway.
<davexunit>turns out that webvtt is nearly identical to srt
<davexunit>and both formats are very simple
<davexunit>so writing a parser for one and a writer for the other wasn't very hard.
<davexunit>the motivation for this was that the folks have written subtitles for the FSF's new video, User Liberation, in SRT format.
<davexunit>and we want those subtitles to work in the browser, too. but the only decent tool I found to do the conversion was SaSS
<mark_weaver>davexunit: it's great that you wrote that tool!
<davexunit>thanks! I imagine there's already a free tool that does this better *somewhere*, but I couldn't find it.
<wleslie>does mplayer not handle SRT?
<davexunit>wleslie: this is for html5 video players
<wleslie>mplayer does conversion of different stream types
<davexunit>desktop video players use srt, but the html5 spec decided to be different
<davexunit>and use a format that is *nearly identical* to SRT
<nalaginrut>morning guilers~
<davexunit>hey nalaginrut
<wleslie>hi nalaginrut~
<wleslie>yeah, no SRT.
<wleslie>it supports MicroDVD, SubRip, OGM, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTi‐ tle, JACOsub, PJS and our own: MPsub
<wleslie>also SPU streams, VOBsub and Closed Captions
<davexunit>SubRip is SRT
<zacts>howdy world
<nalaginrut>heya guys
<slucx>hi, all
<wleslie>hi slucx
<davexunit>hey guilers
<davexunit>./configure: line 2354: syntax error near unexpected token `2.0.5'
<davexunit>./configure: line 2354: `GUILE_PROGS(2.0.5)'
<davexunit>a configure script of mine works for me, but another user gets this error.
<davexunit>heh, nevermind.
<davexunit>didn't install the guile-2.0-dev package. oops!
<dsmith-work>Thursday Greetings, Guilers