Playing media on the web is nothing new. But playing the media that results from fieldwork, having transcripts highlighted to track timecodes in the video or audio, and having it all work without needing to install Flash or other streaming servers, this is new. So is having a path to upload from common fieldwork tools like Elan, Transcriber and Toolbox.
In a blog item here in 2007 I reported that our team had built EOPAS, but at that time the web was not yet ready. With the advent of HTML5 things have changed significantly. We rewrote EOPAS and now it is ready for you to view, to explore stories from a number of languages, or to download and install on your own server. EOPAS is described here, and the requirements for uploading your own material are described on that page. The source code, in case you want to install your own instance of EOPAS, is here.
Programming by Silvia Pfeiffer and John Ferlito. Funded by the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES)