Assign a text track to a video element in a web page
A very simple extension which purpose is to assign a text track (.srt or .vtt) to a HTML5 video element in a web page.
Many HTML5 video players do not offer the ability to import text track for captions/subtitles purpose. The purpose of this extension is to remediate this problem.
When you want to assign a text track to a video element in a web page:
- Open the popup menu and click "Assign text track to..."
- Move the mouse over the target video element
- Click the video element if needed
- A file picker will appear
- Pick the .srt or .vtt file to use as text track
The video should now render the captions/subtitles of the file you selected.
Once a text track has been assigned to a video element on a given page, you can time-shift the text track through CCaptioner's popup panel -- this is useful when the text track is not well synchronized with the video content.
This permission means that the extension will be able to interact with a web page only when you click its icon in the toolbar; so CCaptioner's content script is injected only when you demand it by clicking CCaptioner's toolbar icon.
This permission is necessary to ensure CCaptioner's content script can also be injected in embedded iframe elements in a page -- it is not uncommon for video players to be inside an iframe which origin is different from the origin of the root document.