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HTML HTML Video and Audio (Retired) Captioning Video The Track Element

Emma Schwartz
Emma Schwartz
4,019 Points

How do you get captions on my website?~~~HTML <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions

I tried this code: < track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default > and it did not work.

8 Answers

Emma Schwartz
Emma Schwartz
4,019 Points

The VTT did not work ~~~VTT WEBVTT FILE

0 00:00:00.500 --> 00:00:05.000 [truck engine]

1 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:10.000 [birds chirping]

2 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:16.000 [shool bus engine]

3 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:24.350 [water flowing]

4 00:00:24.350 --> 00:00:30.000 [water flow continues]

Your code contains an error.

src="bridge-captions.vtt" <!-- this is where your error occurs -->

Do not use "bridge-captions.vtt", use "bridge.vtt" instead. Simply remove "-captions" as it is not needed in the src.

Here is the full block of code:

<video controls>
   <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge.vtt">
   <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">
   <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.ogg" type="video/ogg">
</video>
Tom Nguyen
Tom Nguyen
33,486 Points

solution:

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>HTML Video and Audio</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css">
  </head>
  <body>

    <h1>HTML Video and Audio</h1>

    <div class="wrapper">

      <video controls>
        <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.ogg" type="video/ogg">
        <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge.vtt">
      </video>

    </div>

  </body>
</html>

Hi Emma,

Look great, you don't need to put spaces inside track

< track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default >

should be like this without space between.

<track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default>

Example - @2:35

More details in MDN Documentation

Emma Schwartz
Emma Schwartz
4,019 Points

I had to put spaces. I did do that but it did not work

Okay, can you try to refresh it again? I have tested as it is passed on my side.

<video controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.ogg" type="video/ogg">
    <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default>
</video>

Challenge Task 5 of 5

On the <track> element, add a src attribute with the value "bridge.vtt"

Not sure what went wrong, can you try to add "bridge.vtt" under src

   <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge.vtt">
Emma Schwartz
Emma Schwartz
4,019 Points

It still does not work.

Emma Schwartz
Emma Schwartz
4,019 Points

Thanks for the help!