Movie text tracks

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed May 18 16:36:58 EDT 2022

Hi all,

Thanks for the advice. I wanted to follow up with what I eventually ended up doing.

So, both Jacque’s and Richmond’s suggestions were good, but too much work for just peeking at some text tracks. But they got me thinking: Hey, Windows 10 actually still runs QT 7, and I have an old QT Pro license key for Windows. I wonder if it still works. (Spoiler alert—it does!) So I was at least able to open up the movie files. Score 1 for Microsoft and backward compatibility! And there, magically, were my text tracks!

Paul, I think your suggestion to encourage LiveCode to support text track access that exists in the modern AV frameworks is a great one. Maybe timely, now that the mothership has asked for top 10 bug fix requests again.

Richard, thanks for pointing me in the direction of HTML 5. It set me on a little journey to educate myself on the state of video captioning in *this* century! Definitely glad I took that little detour and learned about WebVTT captioning format.

Thanks again for the help and suggestions. This community never disappoints!

- Devin

On May 17, 2022, at 2:16 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

Or you could use an OS 9 emulator like SheepShaver where the old version of QT is available.

On 5/17/22 1:02 PM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
Here's a thought:
Dig out an old mac that runs, say, MacOS 10.6 or 10.7 and then follow this:
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Devin Asay
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Brigham Young University

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