Need help with FLUID-3205 (Video Player caption sync)

Justin Obara obara.justin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 13:45:36 UTC 2009


I'm getting the same results as both of you. I'm fairly certain that  
it was working, I wonder if something changed with minor updates to  
firefox.

Colin, I believe I have the screencasts on my Macbook Pro still, but  
don't have it with me today.

- Justin
On 2009-11-08, at 5:33 PM, Armin Krauss wrote:

> Hi Colin,
>
> I have Firefox 3.5.5 on Mac 10.6.1 and I can't start the video, too.  
> I tried it with Safari and was able to watch
> the video.
>
> I then tried another Ogg Video to see if it in principle works with  
> my FF. I can view this Video.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Armin
>
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 15:03, Colin Clark <colin.clark at utoronto.ca>  
> wrote:
> Hey,
>
> I'm currently looking into FLUID-3205, an issue with the new  
> Infusion HTML 5 Video Player component where captions appear to run  
> out of sync with the video in Firefox 3.5.
>
> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-3205
>
> While I know they were working for me in the past, I can't get the  
> Ogg Theora-formatted videos in the final report to play at all in  
> Firefox 3.5.5. Hit play, and nothing happens. Try this in your  
> version of Firefox, and tell me what you see:
>
> http://fluidproject.org/reports/mellon-final-report-2009/components/inlineEdit.html
>
> It appear to be an issue with the way we encoded these videos. If I  
> use Firefogg, a simple Ogg encoder extension for Firefox, the videos  
> play back great using the Video Player on my local system. The  
> captions also appear to be in sync with the video.
>
> Assuming this is indeed the issue, I'm wondering if we still have  
> the original source videos (.mov files exported from iMovie) so that  
> we can correctly re-encode them as Theora? If not, we can use the H. 
> 264 versions as the source, with some reduced quality of output.  
> Michelle, do you have all the original movies for the screencasts  
> kicking around somewhere on your machine by chance?
>
> I've fixed a handful of other issues that improve the experience and  
> reliability of the Video Player. Next up, we'll want to tweak the  
> styling and visual design of the component to make it awesome for  
> the new Engage site. After that, I think a "sneak peek" of the  
> component will be ready for inclusion in the next release of Infusion.
>
> Colin
>
> ---
> Colin Clark
> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
> http://fluidproject.org
>
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