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Right now I have the same question for videos on the TED Talks website as I have for YouTube videos:

Is there any way to save/preserve the settings I make, so that I can forward the video with the settings loading upon opening the URL on a different PC in a different country?

For example I want to set subtitles and transcripts for this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

Which has an /en/ in it. But as far as I tried, another country shortcode is not available (the URL goes to nowhere), i.e. changing this part of the string doesn't help. Any ideas what to do?

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Actually it is possible by simply adding the string /languagecode/ (e.g. /en/ or /de/).

You just have to check beforehand if the subtitle already exists! The setting you cannot store though is the "interactive transcript". But once the language is set, the transcript—when opened—is set to that same language (i.e. the translation, not English) as well!


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Is there any workaround to pass the 'textlocation-id' to the embedded video player in the htmlfile? This is to open the video at the specific text using "interactive transcript" in TED.com. ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower.html#71000 – GuruM Jan 25 '14 at 1:24

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