A New Cloud Storage Option: Google Drive

October 10, 2017 BY SOFIA ENAMORADO
Updated: January 4, 2018

We are excited to announce you can now upload videos for captioning and description through Google Drive!

Our new cloud storage option lets you sync your Google Drive and 3Play account so that you can easily access all your videos, without having to get stuck in a downloading thunderstorm.

How do I link my accounts?

Linking your accounts is easy (trust me, you won’t need to Google it).

Start by logging into your Google Drive account. Next, log into your 3Play Media Account, and under Upload Media, you’ll see the option for Cloud Storage.

In the drop-down menu, you’ll see the option +New Linked Cloud Storage Account. When you click it, a menu will show up with all our cloud storage options. Choose Google Drive.

You’ll be asked to allow 3Play to access your drive, but don’t worry, we won’t ever post or download anything without your permission.

syncing your 3play and google drive account.
All we do is create a new folder for you to drag or upload videos that you want to appear in your 3Play account. So when you go back to your drive, you’ll see a new folder called 3Play Media, with two subfolders inside it called 3play_upload and 3play_deliverables.

google drive folder with 3play media folder.
Now all you have to do to upload videos for captioning or audio description is select your Google Drive account from under the Cloud Storage tab. You’ll see all your videos populate that you’ve uploaded to your 3play_upload folder, and you can easily choose which you would like to give the a11y makeover.

All your captioning deliverables will post back to 3play_deliverables in your favorire output format! Please note that you can not post back description files to the deliverables folder!

The benefits of giving your content the a11y makeover

With more than 48 million individuals living with hearing loss in America, and 22 million Americans who have some degree of vision loss, captions and description give them access to content they otherwise could not enjoy.

Giving your content the a11y makeover helps you reach a wider audience.



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