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11/8/12 11:51 P

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(Repeat of note I posted in the other sticky note about Captioned Exercise Videos....)

PAH!!!

Remember me muttering elsewhere about all the settings and switches and TV and DVD and all, trying to get the "Tai Chi for Beginners" DVD to perform the captions that were allegedly on it (produced by Element, taught by Samuel Barnes)???

Today I installed a different free-ware Video DVD software that was recommended to me by a woman I met last month who is late deafened, and she teaches ASL at a private school for the deaf, as well as tutoring for pay. She captures YouTube videos of various topics having to do with and performed in ASL, and saves them to her hard drive. She said she has had cases where YouTube videos she'd seen were then removed and so she started her own collection.

I got it installed and it's a bit rough around the edges, but I was able to right click during play and find the "Subtitle" settings, and then click on "Caption 1" and I got all the CAPTIONS!!

YEA!!

Ahhh I was hoping I had a screen shot of the captions but evidently I didn't do it right! They were nice big sub-title style captions, white letters over the video, not the "old school" style of captioning with the black block over video with white letters inside.

Anyway, I need to get some sleep now, but I'll get the links for this software - its put together with volunteers and is open source and no malware or anything in it. I had a bit of stuttering in the sound quality but that's likely my poor old computer filling up the cache buffers....

oh here it is:
official website
www.videolan.org/vlc/

For those who like to download from reputable computer expert websites, where it is scanned and verified, here's another link to download the same program:
download.cnet.com/VLC-Media-Player/3
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0-13632_4-10267151.html


Ahhhhh
And this video was much more interesting reading the captions, so I'm wanting to get to sleep so I can watch it again while my son is off to school, where I can have more space...

Curious to see if I can get the other Elements DVD to perform the subtitles as well.

And this is an example of the kind of ignorance - well-meaning but accidentally confusing, I suspect - goes on when people say that their DVD is "captioned" when in reality, it has a subtitle track. The two systems are encoded differently, and subtitling has less information so far as other environmental sounds (like this one, doesn't say anything about the music in the background, the ocean you can see beyond where the man is performing his Tai Chi exercises, etc the way it would be in captioning.

But I am still Thankful, alright??

And Yes, Mary - we'll have to watch it a few times with captions on so we'll know what we're "supposed to do" later on, when we have our eyes closed!! hahaah! (plus, some of us, closing our eyes can mean balance issues and the world going tilt - but I know my balance seems to do better if I keep trying to do these various exercises - like rebounding etc.).

good night, ya'll!

Julia


Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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10/22/12 11:54 P

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Hi Marcy -
I just saw your note today - did you ever find the yoga with captions?

I did a search on Collage Video today and my! I was surprised how many more yoga videos are available now with close captioning...

www.collagevideo.com/searchresults.a
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x?search=close%20caption&type=all&wtR>show=yes


Keep in mind, I have not had a chance to check these out but hope to buy some soon and see how well the captions are actually performed (and whether accessible by old analog style TV with caption chip as well as the newer digital TV with digital captioning.).

It appears that a new line of Exercise DVD's under the name "Element" (watch that you type "Element" no s, as "elements with s on end" brings different results!! ) has captioning on nearly all of their videos. I'd never heard of this group before - don't know if it is a subset of one of the other companies like Acacia or GAIAM etc.

Ohhhh I just see now Amazon, my favorite, has many of the same dvd's much cheaper than Collage Video!!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?u
rl=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=+
Elements+Yoga+dvd

So hope this helps, for those of you into Yoga, but we're still also researching other sources of captioned videos!!

Julia


Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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10/22/12 7:53 P

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Ha, that happens to me, Lady Mary - wonder what to do when I am reading captions while they try to do their meditation.

Did you find a captioned version of Tai Chi??

Julia

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3/4/11 9:12 P

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That's a very useful website! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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3/4/11 7:47 P

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For the past 15 well more like 25 years, I've gotten a catalog from Collage Video (notice odd spelling, I keep wanting to spell it like school - "college" but it's "collage"). Website is www.collagevideo.com They do all kinds of reviews, and are usually pretty good to indicate if a video is CC or not. I'm thinking though, that they only base it on what is on the packaging, and as we know, sometimes the package says it's captioned and the actual copy is NOT captioned (wasn't mastered onto disk properly etc.). But you might give that a shot. I got an old VHS on Yoga years ago that was captioned (and I need to find the DVD of that same title), was a Karen Voight video. I'm not seeing it now. But there are others. Unfortunately you pretty much have to sort through and read all the information on each DVD they carry - I did find some general videos from Jillian Micheals that were captioned etc, but it all seems to be hit or miss. Sorry!!

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2/25/11 2:29 P

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Very cool I will check that out. Thank you! :-)

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Marcy, check out beachbody.com. ALL of their dvds are captioned, which was a pleasant surprise to me. I don't know if they have any that are just yoga. I purchased P90X which has one dvd of yoga, but it came in a package of 12 dvds of various exercises.

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well i had an instructor and she was great but captioning what happened to meditation how can you meditate while you are trying to read?? thus the instructor and i did the same with tai chi nothing much changes for me in these two things so what i learned i just use because even that is relaxing but read while i'm trying to empty my mind NOT GOING TO HAPPEN FOR ME FOR SURE LOL the lady mary

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I found one Deaf Yoga DVD online but was hoping to find some other yoga DVDs with captions. Any thoughts?

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