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Re: [videoblogging] Re: deeplinking considered n/a

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 1, 2004 | Post #236 | Topic #140

On 30/06/2004, at 3:00 AM, petertheman wrote: > You *can* add text in Quicktime SMIL movies. I had it working but it > looked kinda bad, so I'm not sure how far Quicktime's support for text > goes... text in quicktime is text. ie it is stored as plain text ascii and so displays differently on mac and pc and if you specify gill sans and the client doesn't have it, then it will use something else. if you want credits, then do credits and burn them into the film itself. why does qt do this? 1. text tracks are editable by clients. (yes, really) 2. they're searchable by clients since they are text 3. they are incrediably lightweight (sicne they're just text files) 4. they can be manipulated since they aren't 'burnt' into the video in the way that credits work so you can make them shrink, grow, scroll, not scroll etc. i have a lot of vogs from a few years ago that used multiple text tracks to make 'snow' text movies :-) there are some scripts you can use in things like livestage to control fonts in text tracks on the basis of platform. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/