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3/25/14 12:23 A

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OOooh yea that too, looking away from the screen. Well I like to watch a video with captions on a couple of times to get a feel for what it is they are gonna say or do, to help figure out what I should be doing when I do finally work out with the video... (you don't suppose that 1960's "Twister" game was someone's twisted idea of how Yoga was done, like maybe a sarcastic observation that just turned into a wildly popular game??)... My "fantasy" gym should have TV's and Mirrors somehow across from each other and up on the ceiling, big print too, so no matter which way I am looking, I won't miss the captions, even without glasses. Oh well.

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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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3/24/14 4:18 P

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LOL - I'm looking away from the screen (maybe somebody ELSE is flexible enough to get in those positions and still see the screen, but not me). I've liked Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown and Bob Harper's Yoga for the Warrior (I think that's the title), but I've tried others, too.

(I'm a male in the Army - the one thing I DON'T have a problem with is hair in my eyes.)

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1/24/14 4:14 P

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You can't see the screen because why? Is it because the caption are too large and covers up? Or because you are upside down in a downward dog or similar and your hair gets in your face? ;) or the family per comes over and lays at your face??

Which yoga dvd is this? Thanks!!
Julia

Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 3/25/2014 (00:15)
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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1/24/14 10:12 A

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I've done a couple of yoga dvd's with closed captions, and when I do the moves, I can't see the screen anymore!

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4/10/13 5:51 P

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"Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" - captioned and free, on YouTube -
youtu.be/gpLQwWKb3l8

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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11/8/12 11:48 P

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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


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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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10/23/12 10:11 A

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emoticon Julia for all the information and posting the links--great job!


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10/23/12 12:38 A

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For those who have seen the SparkPeople Team - T-Tapp or read the book T-Tapp system of exercise, most of her DVD's are not captioned. She does have one DVD where she has had it both captioned and has someone displaying ASL. I've not ordered it yet (I have the book and it came with a free DVD but it's like a brief introduction and there is no captioning. And her voice is a bit too high pitched and too "bright"/"perky" not easy to lipread. But I'll share the link here and on the T -Tapp Spark Team as well.

https://store.t-tapp.com/products/To
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l-System-DVD-%252d-With-Closed-CaptiR>ons-and-Sign-Language-Interpreter.html

(edit added) oops this is the really expensive option, almost the entire store!! Very expensive.

So I went back to find the others, and here is the search results:

https://store.t-tapp.com/search.php?
se
arch_query=Captions&x=0&y=0


It's basically same DVD, but with various options in terms of how many other products you want added in the bundle - like with or without the brush, etc.

Sorry for the heart attack!!
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Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 10/23/2012 (00:52)
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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10/23/12 12:22 A

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Seems like there is some interest in captioned exercise videos from WHEREVER we can find them!! Since SparkPeople hasn't captioned any of Coach Nicole's videos, guess we can play hardball....

I just had an interesting online chat with the service rep for BeachBody company - and they make quite a few exercise programs (Turbo Jam, Insanity, Yoga, etc). I went to a lot of trouble to copy the chat discussion to make my own transcript, when I discovered that they sent the entire transcript to my email (along with the fake name for myself, which is fine!!). Here is part of it (snipped out the redundant and just general chitchat!!):

[08:44:10 PM] Danny Morrison: Hello, how may I help you ?
[08:44:56 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: so anyway, rumor has it that all the beachbody dvd's are open captioned/subtitled or closed captioned for deaf/hard of hearing? can you confirm or deny? thx
[08:45:41 PM] Danny Morrison: Please be informed that all our DVD's are captioned.
[08:45:47 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: I am the leader of the Deaf/HH team on www.sparkpeople.com and have been seeing some queries about finding quality exercise dvd's that are actually accessible .
[08:46:27 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: Do you know if the captions will work on both the older analog TVs as well as the digital TV's (there is a difference in how the menu's have to be set up... )
[08:47:25 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: any info on that?
[08:47:49 PM] Danny Morrison: Please give me 2 minutes, while I look into it
[08:47:57 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: Thanks!!
[08:49:08 PM] Danny Morrison: Be sure you have the player set to DVD, there may be a switch on your remote that needs to be set on DVD as well. If you have it set to VCR, you may still be able to see the main menu, but pushing play will not start the DVD (it would start a VHS if you have one in the machine)
[08:50:53 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: No I mean on some tv's, it will ask if you want caption by analog (since the 1990's when caption chip required installed on all TV's 19" or above), or with a newer tv, digital, it will offer choice between analog, or digital service. But, you have a point there, some times the captioning is encoded on the dvd as a sub-title rather than as a closed captioning.
[08:52:28 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: I own dvd's that were encoded both ways - where the encoding was only visible if the tv/monitor was set to caption ON, as well as dvd's where it didn't matter how the tv was set, the dvd player itself would uncover the captioning (which is technically a type of "subtitle" and don't ask me exactly what the difference is.... it would just keep us both up all night long!!!
[08:52:29 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: haha
[08:52:59 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: you can't play a DVD on a VCR - two incompatible formats.... ;-P
[08:53:33 PM] Danny Morrison: I am sorry to inform you that, we had not come up with this issue so far, our customers seem to work fine with our DVD's
[08:57:29 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: Right, but earlier you were discussing VCR... and so oh well, some of us took the VCR's out of the loop years ago and no longer play VCR. But if the caption was encoded such to require the TV caption settings to be on, then it would reveal the dvd that allowed captioning revealed by tv, as well as vcr - VCR was either encoded (closed captioned) or revealed (subtitled).
[08:58:09 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: okay well I think this basically answers my question. And are there other vendors for BeachBody products, like in a retail store, or like through Amazon.com or other online vendors?
[08:59:21 PM] Danny Morrison: Amazon.com is affiliated to Beachbody
[09:00:16 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: BeachBody includes Yoga, Insanity and what else??
[09:01:47 PM] Mrs. msdrpepper: well maybe these are resellers like using Amazon the way one could use eBay?
[09:02:10 PM] Danny Morrison: We have many programs, you can view via online at http://www.beachbody.com/category/fitness_
programs/best_sellers.do

So anyway, I was more impressed with the company and may consider saving up to buy a set later as a goal. Pretty sure I'm too weak to do much of it now!). And I did find some of the BeachBody titles on Amazon (which would help with costs.).

I have some other vendors to share too, but need to go to bed (the above times are evidently Pacific time zone? because it is after 11 pm CST). I think I'll make this a sticky note so it stays at the top and everyone who has hearing loss can benefit from the info - whether they chose to sign or voice for themselves, whether they use CI or HA or nothing, whatever whatever - the captions help everyone!!!

Or if you think of one that you've researched, feel free to share.

I have a bunch of DVD's that I thought that were not working, that I thought labeled as captioned but I could never see them (like the Crunch Dance Fitness I reported on earlier this week), and with this new information from Danny, I will try to play these others again and maybe get the caption to work. Then as I find them to be captioned I'll share the names of those DVD's.

In general I'd say there are WAAY more captioned exercise videos the past 5 years than ever was since 1990 or even back in 1985 or whenever it was when I got my first Collage Video catalog (and evidently it was their first catalog too - they'd bought my name off some list, I found out later.). But back then there were not many videos that were captioned. I had one VHS tape by Karen Voight that was captioned Yoga.

Time to put the excuses away and get on with life.

Julia





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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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