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Oliver Fajardo
Oliver Fajardo
2,853 Points

Obtrusive Subtitles for Video Lessons

Hello Treehouse Community,

I am not sure where or what forum this should be posted on but maybe others feel the same way?

When watching videos, at least not in full screen, the subtitles become obtrusive and cover up content. This does not bother me at all when I'm in full screen because the positioning of the text is fine, but when I am not, it is very frustrating. Luckily, i have two monitors, one to watch the video in full screen and the other to work with the code. However, I wonder for those who don't have two monitors or do not want to watch the video in full screen how they feel.

Does anyone else think that the subtitle text format being displayed could be a tad bit improved? In addition, sometimes when I have the video paused for a minute or so and click back on the video it would go to the start of the video and I would lose my place.

3 Answers

Aaron Graham
Aaron Graham
18,033 Points

The subtitles usually automatically hide after a certain timeout period. For me, when they haven't, mousing over the video, and then back out will get them to auto hide. FWIW, I'm using Chrome.

You should be getting some functionality like below when the mouse is moved and the controls disappear. However, some users have reported better success viewing the videos with Firefox.

Treehouse Subtitles Functionality

Oliver Fajardo
Oliver Fajardo
2,853 Points

Ok, thanks! i use chrome but I did not notice that. I'll be sure to keep an eye for that and also try fire fox.