Adobe Readies Voice-to-Text Metadata For Flash Video
Yesterday, Adobe’s plans were revealed by Adobe VP Jim Guerard at a Beet.tv conference. In this interview, Guerard hinted towards Adobe’s plan of including automated voice-to-text metadata in flash video files to aid web-crawling software.
It’s not about the media
We live in a world where bringing new multimedia to the web is not enough. At this point, multimedia is expected. What’s important is that media becomes discoverable. More often than not, people are so focused on getting their rich media platforms to the web that they forget about making it discoverable. Imagine a world where a google search returns results of an instructor’s lecture series in iTunes University, or an instructor’s YouTube Channel. Adobe’s efforts to include automated transcripts for videos is the first step in this process. It is important that your media remains easy to access. With the abundance of media out there, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.