As with all annotations and chapter titles, it would be nice to have QuickTime video subtitles indexed by Spotlight. I have no clue as to the technical feasibility of this, but the text of the displayed frame is searchable within QuickTime Player (Command-R), so I would think it could be done.
- I am trying to recall a labor statistic that Stephen Colbert mentioned on his show. I know he used the specific phrase “Labor Department”, so I enter that in the Spotlight search field.
- The subtitled QuickTime movie appears in the result list.
- Opening the movie automatically moves to the point at which the phrase “Labor Department” first appears.
If both a chapter and subtitle contained the same text, I think the subtitle should be given more weight; it is more specific and likely easier for the user to put in context.