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Google Glass Subtitles
App for Google Glasses that projects subtitles into the viewer's visual field while he is watching a foreign film
This is an app designed for European theatres that will allow the stupides Americains tourists to enjoy European movies (or, "Films," as they are called over there) without degrading the experience for the natives.
Instead of projecting subtitles on to the screen, the Google Glass client app connects,
via Wi-Fi, with the server app hosted by the projectionist to retrieve streaming subtitle text as the movie plays.
captioning glasses for movies
[JesusHChrist, Jan 15 2015]
Google to end current Google Glass experiment.
Game over, man! Game over! For the moment at least. [DrBob, Jan 16 2015]
||It would be interesting to see how subtitle syncing could
occur without dedicated hardware on the video player.
||I imagine such system would be like shazam, where it
would listen, but instead of identifying the music, it
identifies the timestamp of the movie.
||This also provides a bit of privacy concerns, in the sense
that a listening device that is able to tap into a big
enough media database, could use that to identify the
location of the target. (e.g. timestamping, and
geolocation via sound).
||E.g. Inserting audio environmental sensors around a city,
you could use it
to store a database of environmental sounds surrounding
From there you can identify an unknown video by it's
||[mofosyne]; I'm sure I've seen that done in a movie (or TV show, or something). I suspect, if your database was comprehensive enough, it would work remarkably well. Everywhere (well, cities at least) have unique sounds, such as a factory whistle, trainyard, quarry, zoo, or something.
||[bigsleep]; bonus points for the "Contact" reference! (Vaguely related: my cell-phone text message ringtone is young Ellie saying "Is there anybody out there?")