Video from OCWC Global Presentation

The OpenCourseWare Consortium has posted the video of our talk during OCWC Global 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam. SpokenMedia Project from OpenCourseWare Consortium on Vimeo. Cite as: Muramatsu, B., McKinney, A. & Wilkins, P. (2010, May 5). Opening Up IIHS Video with SpokenMedia. Presentation at OCWC Global 2010: Hanoi, Vietnam, May 5, 2010. Retrieved May 6, […]

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Packaging Stand-alone SM-Player

Overview The stand-alone player allows users to view and search video transcripts without network access. Due to the technologies that the player uses, the stand-alone player requires a small web server to work.  These instructions describe how to package a video, its associated transcripts, and its supporting files into a stand-alone sm-player.  The package can […]

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PageLayout as a step towards Rich Media Notebooks

PageLayout Towards a Rich Media Notebook

During a meeting with our collaborators at ICAP, of the Universite de Lyon 1 in France, Fabien Bizot demonstrated the PageLayout Flash/Air app that he was working on for Spiral Connect. When we launched the SpokenMedia project, we knew that we wanted to ultimately focus on how learners and educators use video accompanied by transcripts. […]

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SpokenMedia at OCW Consortium Global 2010 Conference

Brandon Muramatsu presented on SpokenMedia at the OCW Consortium Global 2010 Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 7, 2010. Opening Up IIHS Video with SpokenMedia from Brandon Muramatsu View more presentations from Brandon Muramatsu. Cite as: Muramatsu, B., McKinney, A. & Wilkins, P. (2010, May 5). Opening Up IIHS Video with SpokenMedia. Presentation at OCWC […]

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Paper Based Video

Paper-based Video Interface Mockup

During a meeting with our collaborators at ICAP, of the Universite de Lyon 1 in France, we discussed the concept of “paper based video”. Both ICAP and SpokenMedia have received a use case to create a low-bandwidth version of transcribed lecture videos. For user communities with low or no bandwidth, lecture videos with transcripts provide […]

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Universal Subtitles

Collaborative Subtitle Mockup

Here’s the problem: web video is beginning to rival television, but there isn’t a good open resource for subtitling. Here’s our mission: we’re trying to make captioning, subtitling, and translating video publicly accessible in a way that’s free and open, just like the Web. Source: Universal Subtitle Project The SpokenMedia project was born out of […]

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HTML5 Video

In a recent email from the Opencast community, I received a link to a post titled, “HTML5 video Libraries, Toolkits and Players” that gathers some of the currently available info on HTML5 Video. HTML5 Video is something that the SpokenMedia project will begin investigating “soon”. To help you understand and get the most from this […]

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Editing Protocol

We have settled on an editing protocol for communication between our player/transcript editor and the service that stores transcripts and videos.  The document in PDF format is attached below: SpokenMedia Editing Protocol (PDF) The protocol conforms to WC3’s proposed Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) 1.0 specification.[1]  We selected this specification because our primary data is […]

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YouTube Auto-Captions

YouTube announced in early March that they would be extending their pilot program to enable auto-captioning for all channels. The highlights…YouTube has announced that they’re doing this to improve accessibility, and… Captions will initially only be available for English videos. Auto-captions requires clearly spoken audio/ Auto-captions aren’t perfect, the owner will need to check that […]

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Integrating the SpokenMedia Player with MIT OCW

Updating the OCW Video Player with SpokenMedia

We’re testing out the SpokenMedia Player interface on a mirror of MIT OCW through the OEIT Greenfield Project. We’ve taken one video by Prof. Walter Lewin and modified the corresponding MIT video page with the player. It works pretty well, right out of the box–there’s a bit of conflict with the CSS namespace. (Right now […]

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