Interactive Transcript

Makes your video searchable, SEO-friendly, accessible, and more engaging

Adding an interactive transcript to your website allows your users to interact with your video in an entirely new way. Users can search the video and navigate by clicking on any word to jump to that exact point. It’s also a great way to make your video accessible and broaden your audience reach with the use of translations. You’ll see a significant SEO benefit because search engines will be able to index all of the spoken content instead of just the video title and tags. Also, users will be able to share sections of a video by simply highlighting the text, driving even more traffic to your site.

Demo instructions

1. Click any word to play the video from that point
2. Try out the video search bar
3. Switch languages
4. To share a section of video, highlight some text and press the scissors button
5. Collapse/expand the transcript

Works with most video players

The interactive transcript works out of the box with many different video players, including Brightcove, Blip.tv, Flowplayer, JW Player, Kaltura, Limelight, Ooyala, SoundManager 2, Video.js, Vimeo, Wistia, and YouTube.

compatible video players

Easy installation

An interactive transcript can be added to any website by inserting an embed code – it’s the same process as embedding a video player. You can get the embed code from your 3Play Media account after your files have been transcribed. The embed code is dynamically generated based on your video player, features enabled, size, and styling. The transcript data and search are hosted by 3Play Media.

Watch how to publish an interactive transcript

Custom appearance

You can control the size, choose different skins, turn features on and off, and customize through standard CSS styling. Visit the interactive transcript gallery to see examples of how to implement, use, and customize.

Interactive Transcript Gallery

See the interactive transcript gallery

Social video clipping

Social video clipping is an optional feature that lets users share a section of a video by highlighting the corresponding text in the interactive transcript. This allows users to point their followers to a specific scene, instead of just sharing a video page.