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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:47 AM (#1) User is offline   Tony 

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ITV is in the final stage of testing to provide subtitles on their ITV Player - finally! Once it's all done, it will be available to all TV shows.

Finally! Now I can watch their TV shows too.

Anyone excited about this news?
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:13 PM (#2) User is offline   Laura 

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I don't see ANY subtitles on ITV Player!

Seems they've removed it after you have posted Tony!

I've searched on ITV Player to see which programs have the subtitles. Unforunately NONE of them do have subtitles!
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:39 PM (#3) User is offline   Tony 

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lol, read again... "Final stage of testing" - it's not live yet. :P VERY few videos have it for testing. Here's one...

http://www.itv.com/i.../?Filter=199648 (1 day of viewing left) - click on the S button and it will appear.

Have a look and see what you think.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:16 PM (#4) User is offline   Laura 

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Hmmmm Clicked "S" symbol and subtitles still NOT showing :(

Says "Subtitles not available" - Probably because it's old which was dated back sometimes in December or thereabout.

Clicked the link you provided btw to see what the subtitles is like
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:52 PM (#5) User is offline   Tony 

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You won't see any subtitles for the adverts. Wait until the actual show starts then you will see the subtitles. :)

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:31 PM (#6) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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ABOUT TIME!! I am surprised that channel 4 beat ITV cos ITV got Deaf news website and Signed Stores they paid for some of books.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:12 PM (#7) Guest_Alex Nowak_*

I really cannot wait for this to happen! I love ITV1, they do a brilliant mixture of TV programmes. And with subtitles added to their IPlayer, I will be up all night watching the programmes on the laptop! :peace:
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:54 PM (#8) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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There some programmes I wanted see but can't cos clash with CSI on channel 5 and they got no subs their online service.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:09 PM (#9) User is offline   Gary 

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Very pleased to read the news that ITV Player are to add subtitled access to ITV Player. About time.

However, I'm not overly excited because they still won't work on games consoles or mobile phones. (Not even BBC iPlayer does!)

We still have a long way to go for full access that our hearing counterparts get. :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:20 PM (#10) User is offline   dj_intheuk 

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This is great news! Tony do you mind if I use your screen grab on my blog?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:11 AM (#11) User is offline   Tony 

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 Legsmaniac, on 20 January 2011 - 10:09 PM, said:

However, I'm not overly excited because they still won't work on games consoles or mobile phones. (Not even BBC iPlayer does!)

We still have a long way to go for full access that our hearing counterparts get. :rolleyes:


Yeah, but this is the start. Better than nothing. :D
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:12 AM (#12) User is offline   Tony 

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 dj_intheuk, on 20 January 2011 - 10:20 PM, said:

This is great news! Tony do you mind if I use your screen grab on my blog?


Feel free with a credit to Tony Sutton/Deaf4Life - the more people know about it, the better.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:31 PM (#13) User is offline   Gary 

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 Tony, on 21 January 2011 - 09:11 AM, said:

Yeah, but this is the start. Better than nothing. :D

Oh I agree, I'm not knocking it. It's a late start though, way behind BBC and 4OD and even they still haven't sorted consoles or mobiles. Nor have YouTube! :cc_confused:
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:01 PM (#14) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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I think mobile and consoles are harder cos there so many different types and brand and media they use to run video.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:18 PM (#15) User is offline   Gary 

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Excuses, excuses. :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:04 PM (#16) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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 Legsmaniac, on 21 January 2011 - 10:18 PM, said:

Excuses, excuses. :rolleyes:


Not my excuse. It theirs. BBC iPlayer got blog they mentioned how hard put subs on those devices cos how different those devices are and try get it to work on each of those not easy. Sometime last few months last year.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:07 PM (#17) User is offline   Gary 

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 Speedy Hawk, on 21 January 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

Not my excuse. It theirs.


That's what I meant. ;)
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:18 PM (#18) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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 Legsmaniac, on 21 January 2011 - 11:07 PM, said:

 Speedy Hawk, on 21 January 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

Not my excuse. It theirs.


That's what I meant. ;)


Ah right. Didn't quite get who you mean there. :)
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:14 AM (#19) User is offline   Gary 

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 Speedy Hawk, on 21 January 2011 - 11:18 PM, said:

Ah right. Didn't quite get who you mean there. :)

Well, I thought i pretty obvious really. I mean, you have no control over the software produced. ;)

But Android is Android. Symbian is Symbian. iPhone is iPhone. Wii is Wii. Etc. There might be a few but.....


So you see what I mean? Excuses, excuses. It CAN be done. ;)


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 Legsmaniac, on 22 January 2011 - 01:14 AM, said:

 Speedy Hawk, on 21 January 2011 - 11:18 PM, said:

Ah right. Didn't quite get who you mean there. :)

Well, I thought i pretty obvious really. I mean, you have no control over the software produced. ;)

But Android is Android. Symbian is Symbian. iPhone is iPhone. Wii is Wii. Etc. There might be a few but.....


So you see what I mean? Excuses, excuses. It CAN be done. ;)


I'm with Legs here - Android for example come with Flash (that's how you watch iPlayer on Android) - but there's no subtitles. It's Flash. They don't need to make it for each various Android devices - just Flash.

iOS devices - they use h.264 streaming - just add a subtitle stream to it, the H.264 codec allows for this, and iOS device support it too (Android devices also support H.264 btw).

And it's about time ITV is doing it, but I'm still not impressed.

I complained to ITV about lack of subtitles in 2008. In 2009. In 2010. It's now 2011 - 3 years later. What could be such a massive technical challenge that it took them three years to sort out? Answer - there aren't any barriers - the truth is that they couldn't be bothered to do this - it cost money blah blah.

Mind you, one real reason is that they're only starting to roll out subtitles is because of the Equality Act 2010 - this legalisation does state that websites in UK must be accessible and if they fail, in theory we can argue for the site to be taken down until they improve accessiblity.

I plan on using this against LoveFilm for their streaming service (they can't argue that it's too expensive - LoveFilm was just bought out by Amazon and they're not short of money)
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:51 PM (#21) User is offline   Tony 

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 JGJones, on 22 January 2011 - 05:33 PM, said:

I plan on using this against LoveFilm for their streaming service (they can't argue that it's too expensive - LoveFilm was just bought out by Amazon and they're not short of money)


Add me to "Me Too" - been hassling them about it for a year so far. You've seen my latest mailing list about it.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:01 PM (#22) User is offline   Tony 

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Just received this email from ITV Player...

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Today, we're happy to announce the availability of Subtitles on the itv player. We're sorry this has taken so long.

This is currently available for programmes such as Emmerdale and Coronation Street; however we do endeavour to have subtitles available for 70% of catch-up content.


Hurrah!
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:04 PM (#23) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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Let us know when they start put subtitles up so I can check it out.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:37 PM (#24) User is offline   Gary 

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 Speedy Hawk, on 26 January 2011 - 03:04 PM, said:

Let us know when they start put subtitles up so I can check it out.

Now. :)
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:45 PM (#25) User is offline   Gary 

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And they're better than BBC iPlayer too! :)

Larger. Clearer. And in colour!


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:48 PM (#26) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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 Legsmaniac, on 26 January 2011 - 03:37 PM, said:

 Speedy Hawk, on 26 January 2011 - 03:04 PM, said:

Let us know when they start put subtitles up so I can check it out.

Now. :)


70% now?
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:16 PM (#27) User is offline   Gary 

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 Speedy Hawk, on 26 January 2011 - 03:48 PM, said:

70% now?

Dunno about 70%

You asked "Let us know when they start put subtitles up so I can check it out." So I replied that the subtitles are there NOW.


I had a look at Corrie and that was subtitled, in crisp, clear glorious colour too. :)


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:38 PM (#28) User is offline   Speedy Hawk 

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 Legsmaniac, on 26 January 2011 - 05:16 PM, said:

 Speedy Hawk, on 26 January 2011 - 03:48 PM, said:

70% now?

Dunno about 70%

You asked "Let us know when they start put subtitles up so I can check it out." So I replied that the subtitles are there NOW.


I had a look at Corrie and that was subtitled, in crisp, clear glorious colour too. :)


I mean when subtitles are up good programmes like not soaps cos I don't watch them.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:12 PM (#29) User is offline   vriley 

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I contacted ITV over Xmas about the lack of subtitles on their iPlayer. They told me there wouldn't be subtitles until next year. Today however, I have received this email :

Dear Victoria,

You originally contacted us to enquire when Subtitles would be available for programming online. Today, we’re happy to announce the ...availability of Subtitles on the itv player. We’re sorry this has taken so long.
This is currently available for programmes such as Emmerdale and Coronation Street; however we do endeavour to have subtitles available for 70% of catch-up content.

A task-force has been created to drive forward and constantly review on-site accessibility and specifications.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for you patience.
Kind regards,
Jocelyn
ITV Customer Support
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:36 PM (#30) User is offline   Gary 

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 Speedy Hawk, on 26 January 2011 - 05:38 PM, said:

I mean when subtitles are up good programmes like not soaps cos I don't watch them.


Well, since we don't know what programs you DO like watching, why not check out ITV Player site for yourself and see what IS available?


Simples! :rolleyes:


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