Ticket #1421 (closed feature: fixed)
Captions: HTML5 version
|Reported by:||jeroen||Owned by:||jeroen|
Description (last modified by jeroen) (diff)
An initial HTML5 version of the captions plugin will be very useful for people that want to use HTML5 as their primary rendering method. Features to support:
- back/file/state options
- SRT file format (no DFXP yet)
- files/labels options (multiple languages)
- color/fontFamily/fontSize/fontStyle/fontWeight/textDecoration options (for global styling)
- playlist support (one/more captions per playlist entry)
Omitting support for DFXP means the XML parsing and more complicated styling rules of this format can be circumvented.
DFXP also bites with WebVTT, the upcoming HTML5 caption standard. Since WebVTT isn't finalized yet, it will also not go into this release. It's ticketed separately in #1422
Likewise, the <track> tag isn't supported by browsers yet. Parsing those to populate the plugin (like we parse <source> tags) is also for later.