Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

Christopher Giffard – HTML5 Video, Captioning, and Timed Metadata

Web Directions South 2011, Sydney, October 14th.

Session description

HTML5 Video has been a hot topic for the last couple of years — but with new additions to the specification, we can now extend it beyond all recognition. In this session we’ll look at basic timed data, closed captioning and more — and as we adventure into more sophisticated uses of the technology, we’ll explore what additional value timed data can provide to your video, with attention paid to how you can implement it today.

The key focuses of this session will be accessibility, searchable media, and enriching existing multimedia experiences with timed data, all with a liberal application of flashy eye-candy. And of course we’re using the freshly minted Timed Text Track specification, soon appearing in a browser near you!

About Christopher Giffard

Photo of Christopher GiffardChristopher Giffard is a full stack web developer at the Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations in Canberra. He’s somewhat new to the government, having a career background as a web guy in graphic design and advertising agencies — but hopes to bring a slice of that mad, informal world to the Australian public service.

He gets a kick out of solving problems everybody else avoids, has a soft spot for architecture and design, is particularly interested in electronic music, and the algorithmic generation thereof. His current secret project involves natural language processing… and sarcasm detection.

Follow Christopher on Twitter: @cgiffard

We make events for the web professionals shaping Australia's digital future

Learn more about us

Web Directions South is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development

Phil Whitehouse General Manager, DT Sydney

Join us in 2018:

  • Web Directions Summit 2018

    Our legendary event. Two big tracks, one Product/Design, one Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2018

    Details
  • Web Directions ai 2018

    The intersection of Technology, Business & Design with Ai

    Sydney October 2018

    Details
  • Web Directions Culture 2018

    Creating better teams and workplace cultures

    Sydney October 2018

    Details
  • more web directions events

    See our complete line up of awesome events

       

    Details