I'd like to modify the open source Flash media player, JW Player, so that you can pick a subtitle from a list of available ones. This is so that a person can view the video in their own language. Basically, JW Player should grab language lists from a server, display the list inside the player and allow person to pick a subtitle of their choice. You can see stuff I'd like done running on dotsub.com. After they pick a subtitle, subtitle will be loaded from a server. You don't have to do anything on the backend!
JW Player documentation:
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This page says that to load up an individual subtitle through JS, you need to use a special function to reload the FLV file as well. That's pretty bad for usability since when you switch or instruct player to switch XML file, you'll waste bandwidth reloading the files and position will be reset. Create a ActionScript function so that we can:
1) Instruct JWPlayer to load up subtitle list (I will provide you with an existing API to do this, you do not have to do ANY backend work!)
2) Instruct JWPlayer to load up individual subtitles from XML
Add a function so we can query the player for current elapsed position