Monday, December 21, 2009

Search Captions on Video Site

Hulu is adding a Captions Search feature to its site allowing users to search for keywords within the closed captions of TV shows. The new feature indicates which parts of the videos are matching results. If you just want a quick preview of the search result, hover your mouse cursor over the image and a short segment of video around the search term will play in the thumbnail. To see it at full size, click on the search result text and you'll be sent to that spot in the full-size video. A timeline visual graph allows users to jump to a particular set of captions. You can click on any bar in the graph to move to that section of captions.