Automatic Transcript Alignment: Now in 10+ Languages!

Updated: January 4, 2018


What Is Transcript Alignment?

If you already have transcripts for your video files, transcript alignment is a fast and cost-effective way to create captions. We’re excited to announce that our alignment service has expanded to accept videos in many different source languages. When you order transcript alignment in the 3Play Media Account System you will have the option to select from the following languages:

Dropdown Menu with Many Languages Listed: English (US), English (GB), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), English (AU), Catalan

Now Offering 10+ Languages

We’ve offered English and Spanish transcript alignment for quite awhile now, but have recently expanded our offerings. We’re very excited to announce that we can now better meet your growing needs by offering transcript alignment in 10+ languages! In addition to English (US and GB) and Spanish (Spain and Latin America) our transcript alignment service is now available for French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), English (AU), and Catalan.

How Does it Work?

Transcript alignment is simple. Just upload your video/audio files along with their transcripts and we’ll synchronize the text with the media using automated speech technology. This will give you access to download captions in several different formats, create translations and multilingual subtitles, and use the interactive transcript and captions plugin. You’ll also be able to use the video search and clipping tools, captions and subtitles editor, as well as additional tools and features available within your 3Play Media account.

Ease of Use

You can upload your files via FTP, linked account, or by pasting links. The 3Play Media system supports hundreds of media formats, including most web video and audio formats. You can monitor the status of your files from your account.

Once you have placed the order, the media file/s will upload. After they upload, you’ll be directed to the add alignment transcripts page where you can paste text or drag and drop a plain text (.txt) file into the box that corresponds to the media file.


Our competitive prices are based on the exact duration of each file. You are charged on a pay-per-use basis and there are no minimums or hidden charges. You can either pay by credit card or we can invoice you.


The customer always has the option to cancel the job. To do so, select the cancel this job button on the top, right-hand corner which appears on each text box. Once the order is placed, you must cancel the file while it is still in the “pending” state.

Transcript Sync Accuracy

The transcript alignment process attempts to synchronize every word in your transcript with the video/audio file. The sync is typically very accurate, and several factors can help ensure high quality. Most important, is the integrity of the transcript. A high quality verbatim transcript will yield the best product.



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