Atto: Poodll Subtitle
Poodll Subtitle is a subtitle editor for audio and video files in Moodle. Simply select the link or player for the audio or video file and click the Poodll Subtitle icon. The media and any existing subtitles will load. Add and edit subtitles, and when
ready press the save button. The subtitle file will be saved in the HTML area.
Poodll Subtitle has no dependencies and requires no service subscription. It also works great with Atto Cloud Poodll automatically generated subtitles.
NB. Currently Poodll Subtitle only edits the "caption" track on media players and a single subtitle file on media links. Future versions will add support for multiple subtitle tracks.
Adding Poodll Subtitle to the Atto toolbar
After installing Poodll Subtitle we need to add the word "subtitle" to the Atto toolbar settings in the location that we want it to show.
Do this at: Site administration -> Plugins -> Text editors -> Atto toolbar settings
Now when an Atto HTML editor is displayed the Poodll Subtitle icon should appear in the toolbar at the location set earlier.
Using Poodll Subtitle
Poodll Subtitle will only work when an audio or video file link or player is selected. To select a link it is only necessary to click on the link in the editor. To select a media player you will need to select it with the mouse so that it has a blue selection halo around it.
When the audio/video is selected, and you click on the Poodll Subtitle icon, the subtitle editor will display. If subtitles are already present, they will load. If not the subtitle area will be empty. The subtitle editor can be resized by dragging on
it's lower right corner.
The Editor Layout
The editor tile is where all the action happens. The action buttons are described in the diagram below.
Playing audio/video files with subtitles
Not all video players can play subtitles, and most audio players cannot. The Poodll filter has a range of video players and some audio players that can. Poodll video and audio players will display subtitles IF the video or audio was embedded as a media link.
The Moodle multi media plugins filter in Moodle defaults to using Video JS for audio and video. Moodle's Video JS player will display subtitles for video and audio IF the video or audio was embedded as a media player.