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Captions Plugin

The Easiest Way to Add Captions to YouTube Videos You Don’t Own

The captions plugin is a free tool that lets you add closed captions or multilingual subtitles to almost any video, even if it’s on someone else’s YouTube channel.

Works Almost Anywhere

The captions plugin works out of the box with many different video players, even those that don’t support captions or subtitles. Supported players include Brightcove, Blip.tv, Flowplayer, JW Player, Kaltura, Limelight, Ooyala, Viddler, Vimeo, Wistia, and YouTube.

compatible video players

Easy Installation

To install the captions plugin, log into your 3Play Media account and copy the embed code, which is dynamically generated based on your video player and the features you enable. After you paste the embed code in your web page, the plugin will automatically communicate with the video player. You can have multiple captions plugins working with different video players on a single web page. The captions data and search are hosted by 3Play Media.

One-Line Embed Code: Shortcut to a Captioned, Interactive YouTube Video

If you want to add an interactive transcript and captions plugin to an uncaptioned YouTube video, you can now do that with a just single line of embed code.

How to Get Single Line YouTube Embed Code

Video Search

The captions plugin makes your video searchable and easier to navigate. The built-in video search bar lets users search through the captions and jump to any point in the video by clicking the text.

Multilingual subtitles

The captions plugin supports multiple languages and users can select which language to display.


Visit the captions plugin gallery to see examples of how to implement, use, and customize.

Captions Plugin Gallery

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