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YouTube Video Annotation July 16, 2008

Posted by eric22222 in General, Video.

Last month, YouTube announced a new feature called video annotations. It basically allowed the video owner to add something along the lines of subtitles to a video, but it goes further than that. The text is more or less formattable, at least to the extent of controlling the box that contains it. In addition, it can contain links to other YouTube videos, allowing a nifty way to cross-reference.

I’ve used it as a way to add information to the CSC slideshow videos. I’ve posted it to Google Video already, but on YouTube it contains information about the songs being played, and the name and date of the major activities shown in the pictures. The feature is still in beta, so it doesn’t work on embedded videos yet. Until then, you can check out how the feature works from part of the recent CSC slideshow. Check it out! (I’m linking to part 2 of 3 since it shows the most annotations)



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