Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer

Update: Latest twitter subtitle file for The Virtual Revolution Update: Revised code to include other timed text/caption formats On demand television like the BBC iPlayer has changed the TV habits of many users. Instead of waiting to tune into the live broadcast views can download and watch programmes at a time of their choosing and […]

The Virtual Revolution: Twitter subtitles for BBC iPlayer

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 […]

Twitter powered subtitles: Creation and playback for SMIL 3.0 SMILText, *.srt and Timed Text (BBC iPlayer)

Since my first post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer Tony Hirst has put together another interesting post presenting a method for curating supplemental content for students using his DeliTV. Tony finishes his post commenting that it would be useful to see how timed text could be used to supplement radio broadcasts with either […]

JISC RSC ‘mashed’ the BBC iPlayer

“Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning” this is the strap-line for the JISC Regional Support Centres and you can see its influence in all the work we do to support the sector from projects like EduApps, to advice like creating accessible e-book for free and to events like ‘Stepping into the Future’ which is looking […]

Gordon Brown’s Building Britain’s Digital Future announcement with twitter subtitles

I’ve been quietly snaffling twitter timelines using the subtitle generator I created. The latest one was prompted by Brian Kelly’s post on the The “Building Britain’s Digital Future” Announcement. In this post he mentioned that twitter was a buzz with the #bbdf hashtag. Clicking on the image below will take you to a page I […]

Twitter subtitles on Vimeo using HTML5

One of my frustrations when putting together the Gordon Brown’s Building Britain’s Digital Future announcement with twitter subtitles example was that the video was embedded within a custom flash player which meant I couldn’t overlay subtitles within the player. Since I making the original post Downing Street have since put Gordon Brown’s speech on YouTube […]

JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitles

Last week saw he return of the JISC conference. As with other similar events the organisers explored a number of ways to allow delegates to experience the conference virtually as well in person. The main avenues were video streaming some of the sessions live across the web; the inclusion of a Ning social network (I’m […]

Searching the backchannel with Twitter subtitles

Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one work station. One types in code while the other reviews each line of code as it is typed in. The person typing is called the driver. The person reviewing the code is called the observer (or navigator). The two […]

Convert time stamped data to timed-text (XML) subtitle format using Google Spreadsheet Script

[flickr]3796084131[/flickr] My post titles just get better and better. As part of my research into twitter subtitling I’ve focused on integrating with the twitter search and Twapper Keeper archive into the twitter subtitle generator tool, but I’m aware there is a wider world of timed data for subtitlizing. When Tony contacted me on Friday with […]

Presentation: Twitter for in-class voting and more for ESTICT SIG

Today I presented some of my work on twitter voting to the Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology (ESTICT) special interest group. This group “is a UK network of education practitioners and learning technologists interested in promoting good practice with classroom technologies that can enhance face-to-face teaching.” I used this slot as an opportunity to try […]

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