Referencing a time-point in a podcast or movie
When I put a quote from a podcast episode into a Zettel, I like to indicate when the quote starts.
An excerpt from a Zettel where I do this:
Rick Rubin talking about dealing with exaggerated expectations towards oneself [^Rick-Rubin:2019]@00:20:33
But moving forward to try to help work through this stuff, make something to where you're happy you made it. That's all. Like something you'd be happy to play for your friend. That would be the ultimate. That's the ultimate. I mean, for me, if I make something and I'm excited to play it for my friend, that's it? That's it, that's the whole mission.
[^Rick-Rubin:2019]: Andre 3000 Rick Rubin (2019): Andre 3000 and Rick Rubin In Conversation, Broken Record. https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/all#/episode-13-andre-3000-and-rick-rubin-in-conversation/, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kmbih875dhtrlam/AABRV1UZjNaHtDqsgDy54-ZCa?dl=0
@00:20:33 tells me at what time the quote starts. I handle the actual references to podcast episodes in BibTex with all my other sources.
It's relatively simple in practice to download the actual MP3 files of a podcast. In the example above, the Dropbox link points towards the audio file of the episode. So far, I've mostly downloaded the file as a backup if the episode is no longer available online.
I want a structured way to indicate which time range of an audio file is relevant for me. I see two options:
- A syntax in my Zettel that defines the file and range.
[^Rick-Rubin:2019]@00:20:33is the first try, but ideally, I wouldn't need to reinvent the wheel.
- An actual tool that supports ranges of audio files. For example, if VLC did this, I might be able to write
vlc://example-episode.mp3[00:20:33]. I could add such links to my Zettel, and clicking on such a link would then play that snippet.
This is not something I need a solution to. The main value from the quotes comes from writing them down. But sometimes, listening to the person speaking adds richness. For video, the disconnect between the textual description and the source is even larger.
Do you have any experiences with indicating time ranges in audio or video?
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