[Xerte] Re: bug with YouTube captions vanishing in Chrome (under HTML5)

WARD Pauline Pauline.Ward at ed.ac.uk
Mon Aug 11 10:43:48 BST 2014

Oh yes, I've embedded the video in a very simple html page, and the same thing happens i.e. captions are fine in IE and Firefox, but in Chrome they disappear when the embed is not active. Well, I'm guessing there's not much Xerte can do about that.

We'll just have to live with it for now.

Thanks very much Julian. Regards,

Pauline Ward
Data Library Assistant
Tel: 0131 651 1440 (Mon & Fri); 0131 651 5277 (Tues/Wed/Thurs).

From: Julian Tenney [mailto:Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk]
Sent: 08 August 2014 15:47
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Re: bug with YouTube captions vanishing in Chrome (under HTML5)

If you take xerte out of the picture, i.e. just embed the youtube in a  simple html page, what happens?

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Pauline Ward
Sent: 08 August 2014 15:38
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: [Xerte] bug with YouTube captions vanishing in Chrome (under HTML5)

Don't know whether others may have noticed this behaviour already, but here at Edinburgh we are just switching our Xerte learning object (the Mantra course) over to deployment as HTML (i.e. zip files), and a bug seems to have appeared.

In Chrome, when you watch an embedded youtube video, the captions will only appear while the youtube menu buttons are up. When you move your mouse away, and the youtube menu bar disappears, the captions also vanish.

Whereas in Firefox and Internet Explorer the captions seem fine.

V strange!

Any help much appreciated, thank you.

The development version which is displaying the bug is here: http://datalib-at.edina.ac.uk/mantra/researchdataexplained/

And the live version which has the normal behaviour is here: http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/xerte/play.php?template_id=9

Pauline Ward
Data Library Assistant
University of Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 651 1440 (Mon & Fri); 0131 651 5277 (Tues/Wed/Thurs).

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