Nothing new has happened with regarding to captioning online or downloadable videos. I researched iPod captioning again to see if something had changed since the iTunes v7.4 comes with show captioning option as shown in iLounge.
However, I came across DiveintoMark’s entry on how to view his videoblogs with captions. Reviewing this — we have a problem. Too many options, too many different ways of doing things, no standards.
How can we expect iTunes to work as it depends on the video’s settings/codecs? A video may have captioning available for one media player, but not for iTunes and others.
At least Project readOn requires nothing but a browser and Flash to view its captioned videos. If you want to watch an episode of The Office, you’re outta luck as I am sure the service doesn’t have the licensing to caption TV shows.
Project readOn provides a wonderful service. Since it depends on requests for captioning videos — it can take time before we can see a popular video.
Frustration aside, this inspirational video from Lamar Richardson — I Am the Standard — requires no captions. A deaf woman appears around seven minutes into the video. I even enjoyed the music and appreciated its message.