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Any Future Closed Captioning Plans

The company I'm currently writing a Roku app for supports WebVTT for their videos (been mostly videos on the web until now). Any future plans to support other CC formats like WebVTT? Thanks!
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Roku Employee
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Re: Any Future Closed Captioning Plans

"HumanCompiler" wrote:
Any future plans

Not that I'm aware of, but most of these formats are similar, you could download the file to tmp:/ read it in with readasciifile and rewrite it so it is compatible, then write it back out to tmp:/

- Joel
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jthomerson
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Re: Any Future Closed Captioning Plans

"RokuJoel" wrote:
"HumanCompiler" wrote:
Any future plans

Not that I'm aware of, but most of these formats are similar, you could download the file to tmp:/ read it in with readasciifile and rewrite it so it is compatible, then write it back out to tmp:/

- Joel


Any updates on this? It seems weird that WebVTT is supported in HLS but not MP4. MP4 with embedded (or supplementary external file) VTT subtitles are quite common.
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