I recently have been playing with .vtt files used to add caption overlays on to videos.
I will be posting a basic how to soon in regards to using them with Hype. But in a conversation I was having with @Photics about an issue with them, he mentioned that it would be really good to have a Caption Generator made in Hype.
I thought this was a good idea and so have made one.
The idea is that you load your video into the scene using a choose file input. The play your video and move the play head to the points you want to start and end a caption.
When at one of the points you set the time by clicking the Set Cue Start or Set Cue End* and the time is recorded for you.
You then enter the caption text for the cue and then add the cue to the list of cues.
When you are done, you click the finish button and a sheet will slide down with the .vtt formatted text.
Just copy this text into your .vtt file and then do what you would normally do to add the .vtt file to you videos.
You can check the VideoCue Generator out here…
There are still things I need to do with it so I won’t post the project just yet.
The videos you load stay local to you, there is no server side operations or upload. All Local to your browser and machine.
Tested in Safari and Chrome. I prefer Safari though.
I was originally going to get the .vtt to also be able to save to disk. But that is only possible with Chrome, which I have working but not with Safari. So I have left it out.
I know I can probably do it using server side to create and download the file but I did not want to rely on server side operations.
Use mp4 files…
Let me know what you think…