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+What captions formats can be output?

Most Common Caption Formats

  • CAP (Cheetah) – Broadcast media
  • DFXP – Flash video
  • EBU STL – PAL Broadcast
  • QT – QuickTime
  • SAMI (SMI) – Windows Media
  • SCC – Scenarist for broadcast, web media, iTunes, iOS, and DVD
  • SMPTE-TT – Web media
  • SRT – Subtitles for SubRip. Also used for YouTube
  • STL – DVD subtitles for DVD Studio Pro
  • WebVTT – HTML5 and web media
  • XML – Custom output

Additional Caption Formats

  • ADBE – Adobe
  • Apple XML – Apple XML Interchange Format
  • AAF – Avid
  • Avid DS – Avid
  • CCA – MacCaption
  • CPT.XML – Captionate to encode into Flash video
  • ASC – Cheetah International
  • ONL – CPC 715
  • Crackle TT – Crackle Timed Text (variant of SMPTE-TT)
  • DECE CFF – Variant of SMPTE-TT with auxiliary PNG files
  • Evertz ProCAP
  • ITT – iTunes Timed Text
  • Matrox4VANC – Matrox for MX02
  • MCC – MacCaption
  • MCC V2 – MacCaption
  • Multiplexed SCC – Multiple CC
  • Rhozet – XML file
  • RT – RealText captions for RealMedia
  • SBV – YouTube
  • SonyPictures TT – Sony Pictures Timed Text XML
  • TIDLP Cinema – Texas Instruments DLP Cinema XML
  • WMP.TXT – Windows Media

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+What subtitle formats can be output?

Most Common Caption Formats

  • CAP (Cheetah) – Broadcast media
  • DFXP – Flash video
  • EBU STL – PAL Broadcast
  • QT – QuickTime
  • SAMI (SMI) – Windows Media
  • SCC – Scenarist for broadcast, web media, iTunes, iOS, and DVD
  • SMPTE-TT – Web media
  • SRT – Subtitles for SubRip. Also used for YouTube
  • STL – DVD subtitles for DVD Studio Pro
  • WebVTT – HTML5 and web media
  • XML – Custom output

Additional Caption Formats

  • ADBE – Adobe
  • Apple XML – Apple XML Interchange Format
  • AAF – Avid
  • Avid DS – Avid
  • CCA – MacCaption
  • CPT.XML – Captionate to encode into Flash video
  • ASC – Cheetah International
  • ONL – CPC 715
  • Crackle TT – Crackle Timed Text (variant of SMPTE-TT)
  • DECE CFF – Variant of SMPTE-TT with auxiliary PNG files
  • Evertz ProCAP
  • ITT – iTunes Timed Text
  • Matrox4VANC – Matrox for MX02
  • MCC – MacCaption
  • MCC V2 – MacCaption
  • Multiplexed SCC – Multiple CC
  • Rhozet – XML file
  • RT – RealText captions for RealMedia
  • SBV – YouTube
  • SonyPictures TT – Sony Pictures Timed Text XML
  • TIDLP Cinema – Texas Instruments DLP Cinema XML
  • WMP.TXT – Windows Media

Learn more

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+What transcript formats can be output?

Transcript Formats Available for Output

  • TXT – Text
  • DOC – MS Word
  • Stamped DOC
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • JSON – Time-synchronized

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Support Forum: Downloading Your Captions and Transcripts

+How do I download my transcript or closed caption files?

To download an individual file, navigate to the My Files page and click the Download link. Select which transcript and caption formats you need. You can now instantly download a zip file containing your selected output files. You can also download an entire folder by navigating to My Files > Folders and clicking Queue Download. After selecting the formats you need, your request will begin processing. This can take a few minutes or longer depending on the number and size of your files. When the Zip file with your outputs is ready to be downloaded, the Download Folder button will appear.

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+Will your formats comply with future W3C and accessibility requirements?

We provide all currently standard web caption formats. As new formats (e.g. for HTML5) come out, we will make them available for download through your account system. Note that we store your transcript and caption files indefinitely, and you can log into your account system to retroactively download different transcript or caption formats at any time. See additional information about HTML5 captions formats.

+Can you produce a custom output format?

We can usually build any custom XML or text output format.

+Can you create a video with embedded closed captions?

Yes. Although captions are usually output as a separate file, in certain cases it is necessary to embed the captions in the video itself. The most common reason to create a caption-encoded video is so that captions can be seen on an iPhone and other iOS devices. Another benefit is that it creates a self-contained captioned video that can be distributed as a single asset. Learn more about caption encoding, which is an optional feature built into the 3Play Media account system.

+Can you create a video with open captions burned in?

Yes, you can export a video with burned in open captions. Learn more about open captioning.

+How do I set up a web video player with closed captions?

It depends on the type of video player you are using.  Below are some common examples and corresponding how-to guides (see all our how-to guides). Also, see additional resources on how 3Play Media integrates with lecture capture and video platforms.

  • Adobe Connect: Done with caption encoding tools.
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Done with caption encoding tools.
  • Blip.tv: Upload a SRT caption file to your blip.tv account
  • Brightcove: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • Camtasia: Import a SRT or SMI caption file into Camtasia Studio
  • Flowplayer:  Upload a DFXP caption file to the same folder that contains your video assets
  • iPhone, iPod, iPad, iOS:  Encode your media with a SCC for iOS caption file using QuickTime Pro or Final Cut Pro.
  • JW Player: Upload a DFXP caption file to the same folder that contains your video assets
  • Kaltura: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • MediaCore: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • MediaPlatform: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • Mediasite: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • MediaSpace (Kaltura): Captions show up automatically with integration
  • Ooyala: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • QuickTime:  Encode your media with a QT caption file using QuickTime Pro.
  • Tegrity: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • thePlatform: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • Vidcaster: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • VidYard: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • Vimeo: Upload a WebVTT caption file to your Vimeo account
  • Windows Media / Silverlight: Encode SRT or SMI caption file using Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • Wistia: Captions show up automatically with integration
  • YouTube:  Captions show up automatically with integration

+Can the caption files automatically post back to a video platform or lecture capture system?

With many platforms, we have a round-trip integration that automatically posts the caption files back. With some platforms, there may be a manual step. See additional information about our integrations with lecture capture and video platforms.

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