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Text on multiple lines is not shown for video subtitles
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Previously, subtitles including line breaks were just shown collapsed on a single line, but now, the lines other than the first one aren't shown at all. An example file from Commons is this video at 23 minutes.

This behavior is present cross-browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) for me on macOS 10.11. This might be related to T78511.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 22 2018, 5:56 AM
Opencooper updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 22 2018, 5:59 AM
Opencooper updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 22 2018, 6:02 AM
brion moved this task from Backlog to Player-Old on the TimedMediaHandler board.Sep 14 2018, 9:15 PM

It's been half a year since this was opened and multi-line subtitles are still broken. Any chance this could be made higher priority since subtitles are an accessibility issue? (meaning this isn't just something that would be "nice to have", but hampers the usability of the site) There are whole swaths of subtitles that no longer make sense since their second line is truncated (just sample a few files from Category:Files with closed captioning in English to get an idea). Note that a minimum fix would just make sure the second line displays and would not need to preserve line breaks or other formatting as in T78511.

TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.Jan 24 2019, 7:51 AM

It's been half a year since this was opened and multi-line subtitles are still broken. Any chance this could be made higher priority since subtitles are an accessibility issue?

There is no paid staffing for this area of the code and 0 volunteers. so no.