SAVS: a Simple Audio/Video Synchronizer [Mon, 05 Sep 2011 13:39:59 +0000]
About a year ago I did some text to audio synchronization tests [http://blog.humaneguitarist.org/uploads/SAVS/AVsink/] with HTML5 and Flash. The tests were partially successful, but I think what really mattered is that I set four goals that I felt needed to be met before the word "synchronization" could truly be used:
1. The user should be able to click on a line of text and hear the related media.
2. The user should be able to "scrub" ahead on the media player and the text should follow.
3. The page should report where in the document the user is.
4. The page should automatically keep the media/text synchronized without user intervention.
SAVS: a Simple Audio/Verse Synchronizer [http://vimeo.com/28582024] from nitin arora [http://vimeo.com/user3665532] on Vimeo [http://vimeo.com]. ... Update, September 20, 2011: To avoid confusion as to what this does, I'm renaming this from "Simple Audio/Video Synchronizer" to "Simple Audio/Verse Synchronizer" or something ... :) Update, October 16, 2011: Cool, I found one more thing that meets all the four goals at http://www.dinglabs.com [http://www.dinglabs.com]. They're pitching it as a foreign language learning tool, but same difference. Also, that site led me to TranscriberAG [http://transag.sourceforge.net/], a tool for transcribing audio.