Use Subtitle Workshop to generate captions for Rich-MediaProject
January 18, 2008
Closed Captioning | Flash | Powerpoint

Over the last couple of years, Microsoft Producer has become less and less of a viable option for synching powerpoint and video. Probably because of browser changes, it works on less browsers than before, and is no longer compatible even with Powerpoint 2007. So I went in search of a Flash-based replacement for MS Producer. I've found it in the Rich-Media-Project's Rich-Media Pack I.

RMP I features 4 components: A Flash-Paper "player", an FLV video player, a slide list and a media playlist. You create a flash-paper version of the powerpoint or word document, then synch it to the video with XML. The playlist is generated by another xml file, and the captions are created using a third XML file.
The only thing missing is an easy way to create the XML files, so I am creating templates for the captions and slide list XML files in Subtitle workshop. Below is the code for the Custom Format file for the captions:

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Posted by ellen at January 18, 2008 06:32 PM

Time structure=hh:mm:ss.zzz
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[Format text]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

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1 Comment


I noticed your post about MS Producer and wanted to chime in.

I'm currently developing a software product for creating web presentations. I specifically designed the tool to be an affordable, easy-to-use replacement for MS Producer. The product is called iPresent Presio. It allows you to record audio or video narration and synch it with PowerPoint slides or images. You can also import
existing audio or video clips. The resulting presentation can be published to Windows Media, Quicktime, Flash, or Video Podcast (MP4) formats.

The product is in beta, but you can download a free trial if you want to check it out.


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