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How to Edit Audio Description

Step 1 – Log in

Log into your account at http://account.3playmedia.com

Login to the 3Play Media account

Step 2 – Select audio description file

From the My Files page, select Audio Descriptions Complete to see your completed audio description files. Click the file name of the file you would like to select.

Captioning and transcription upload options

Step 3 – Preview your audio description

To edit your audio description, you must first preview your audio description. Click on the AD Preview button in the Transcript section. The Audio Description Preview window will open. In this window, you can play the video with the audio description. Click Edit to make updates.

Audio description select preview then edit option

Step 4 – Edit your audio description

There are several actions you can take in the editing interface:

  • Edit existing text by clicking into any text window.
  • Nudge the timecode of your description by 0.1 seconds at a time using the forwards and backwards arrows.
  • Add new descriptions by clicking the blue + icon.
  • Delete existing descriptions by clicking the red X icon.
  • Refresh the synthesized speech to hear your changes by clicking the blue refresh icon.
  • Search descriptions by typing a word into the search bar and clicking enter.

If you processed your file for extended audio description, you’ll see an orange Extended tag next to some of your descriptions. This indicates that the description is too long for the available space in the audio track, and your video will be paused to allow for the full description to be read.

If you nudge a description into speech or add a new description in the middle of speech, you’ll receive a red warning and an “Overlaps Speech” tag. We highly recommend reviewing the location of your description before finalizing.

Gif shows each of the edit functionalities mentioned above highlighted.

If you would like to keep the changes you have made, click Save and Finalize. If you would like to revert back to the original description, simply click the Revert to Original button.

You can revert to original or save and finalize your edits.


View Pricing for Audio Description