New application lets you “read” movies on your Kindle
July 11, 2011 | 6:30 am
Anyone familiar with the latest crop of EInk readers knows that there’s no good way to display animation or video in a satisfactory way. BBC developer Mark Longstaff-Tyrrell’s “iPlayer for Kindle” (named after the BBC’s streaming video player) doesn’t solve that problem, but it humorously sidesteps it by converting video into a series of captioned screenshots–creating a sort of instant storyboard using the video’s own closed captioning data. The resulting file can be loaded onto an ereader and read like a comic.