[theora-dev] using Kate for WebVTT encapsulation

Chris Pearce chris at pearce.org.nz
Sun Apr 17 14:24:09 PDT 2011

Hi All,

On 12/04/2011 12:44 p.m., Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> OggK, you've probably seen that the bug in Firefox for adding Kate
> support has been closed as WONTFIX:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=481529
> I've just posted a reply there mentioning how I envisage in-band
> WebVTT support to be provided through Kate. I want to ask your
> opinion.

 From our point of view, once we've implemented out-of-band WebVTT 
support, authors will have subtitle support, and so any additional 
in-band subtitle track in Ogg would be redundant.

If we supported WebVTT in Kate (or some other in-band Ogg track) we'd 
increase our maintenance burden. Whereas if we only implement WebVTT 
support inside a <track> element, we can share that implementation 
between WebM and Ogg.

Chris P.

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