The Virtual Revolution: Twitter subtitles for BBC iPlayer

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Following on from my post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer below is the subtitle file for the latest episodes. More information on the series is available from The Virtual Revolution website.

  • The Cost of free Sat 13 Feb 2010 @ 21:15 | Subtitle file (search term: ‘#bbcrevolution -watching’)
  • Homo Interneticus Sat 20 Feb 2010 @ 20:15 | Subtitle file (search term: ‘#bbcrevolution -watching -RT)

To use these files follow these steps

  1. Download episode from iPlayer
  2. Locate downloaded folder for the episode (default for PC it is [My Documents] > [My Videos] > [BBC iPlayer] > [repository] > [obscure-broadcast-folder-name-like-b00qx4t0]
  3. Replace the file which ends ‘_prepared.xml’ with the one download above using the same obscure file name ie b00qx4t0_prepared.xml.
  4. Start the clip in iPlayer pressing the ‘S’ button to turn subtitles on/off.

If you would like to create twitter subtitle files for other BBC programmes available for download on iPlayer you can use the link to the tool below:

Click here to create twitter subtitles
for other BBC iPlayer downloads


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