HTML Video Tags

Hi,

What is the best html tag to use to have video text transcript in a html web page so that that the content will be indexed by Google?

Need to ensure Google web crawler is "happy" with the tags.

Any help would be much appreciated

Many thanks
Chris
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
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Chris_RyanAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks so much.  We have already looked at this, but unfortunately it does not give the specific information (ie which HTML tags and how to use them) that we are looking for.  It merely sends you to schema.org

Could you perhaps provide an example of a web page where a video transcript is included in the page?

Kind regards
Chris
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
in the schema.org link, look at the last section of the list of properties, there's a property of "transcript". so, following the example code, you would do something like this:

<div itemprop="video" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/VideoObject">
  <h2>Video: <span itemprop="name">Title</span></h2>
  <meta itemprop="duration" content="T1M33S" />
  <meta itemprop="thumbnailUrl" content="thumbnail.jpg" />
  <meta itemprop="contentURL" content="http://www.example.com/video123.flv" />
  <meta itemprop="embedURL" content="http://www.example.com/videoplayer.swf?video=123" />
  <meta itemprop="uploadDate" content="2011-07-05T08:00:00+08:00" />
  <meta itemprop="expires" content="2012-01-30T19:00:00+08:00" />
  <meta itemprop="height" content="400" />
  <meta itemprop="width" content="400" />
   <meta itemprop="transcript" content="the transcript of your video" />
  <object ...>
    <param ...>
    <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" ...>
  </object>
  <span itemprop="description">Video description</span>
</div>

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don't forget to validate the code using - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

validated example code from above - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=uploaded:8004e61d69f90044bdb126f2f3e640ce
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