27 Apr 2014

Closed Captions and Subtitles

As Wolf takes an extended hiatus, first guest cohost Justin Kaufman talks with Andrew Pontious about how you use text and audio to describe video, such as closed captions, subtitles, and descriptive audio. Also: many contributions by Andrew’s cat, sorry!


Rejected Episode Titles:

  • My Cat Has Decided to Add Something to Say
  • I Don’t Know Anything About Television
  • We Love Rants on Edge Cases
  • Abstraction Is Fantastic
  • Civil Servants on a Spaceship
  • As an English Monoglot
  • You Had to Have a Decoder Box
  • There’s a Technical Meaning Here and We’re Kind of Violating It
  • This Whole Long History That I’m Going to Omit
  • Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990
  • Completely Illegible on Anything Smaller Than 13 Inches
  • Never Meant to Be Crystal Clear
  • How Is Netflix Covered by This?
  • There Have Been Some Scuffles
  • 21st Century Communications and Video Act
  • Nobody Wants to Make Bold Statements
  • Crazy Degree of Customization
  • It Just Goes On and On and On
  • This All Works with AirPlay
  • You Can Throw That Up to Your TV
  • You Have to Be Careful with HTML5
  • It’s All Timed Media
  • This Text, at This Time, in This Location
  • Nobody Completely Agrees on the Right Way to Do It
  • It’s Really an Art
  • Instead of Trying to Jam Your Headphones Ever Deeper into Your Ear