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How to Publish and Customize Interactive Transcripts to Make Your Videos Searchable

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Want to make your videos searchable, interactive, and SEO-friendly? Then the interactive transcript is the perfect tool for you! In this article you will learn how to publish interactive transcripts and customize them with 3Play Media easy-to-use plugin. What are interactive transcripts?…

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Updated April 16, 2021

The Difference Between YouTube’s Automatic Captions, DIY Captions, and 3Play Media Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Investing the time (and potentially money) into captioning your YouTube videos is well worth it. If you don’t believe us, just check out Discovery Digital Networks. They conducted a controlled study that showed a 7.32% increase in views after adding captions. Closed…

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Updated March 9, 2021

How to Select an Audio Description Vendor

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Audio description is an accommodation for blind and low vision viewers that narrates the crucial visual information of a program. Audio description is meant to provide information on visual content that is considered essential to the comprehension of the program. Standard audio…

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Updated March 16, 2021

How to Remove YouTube Automatic Captions from Your Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Once you’ve uploaded a video to YouTube, you’ll notice that YouTube’s automatic captions are turned on. Even if you’ve uploaded your own captions or created captions in YouTube’s transcription interface, automatic captions will still show up as an option on your video.…

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Updated April 7, 2021

How to Meet Netflix Captioning Specs

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Before streaming media became widely popular, there were brick and mortar stores that rented DVDs out to the public. On a Friday evening, you would find a movie you wanted to watch, wait in the long line of other renters, purchase the…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How to Convert Caption File Formats

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

To address this problem, we created a free web tool that converts between all the major caption formats, including SRT, SBV, Flash DFXP, SCC, SMI or SAMI, CPT.XML, QT, and STL.

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Updated June 11, 2019

How to Meet Amazon Captioning Specs

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

Amazon started off selling books. Today, it has evolved into the largest e-commerce company in the world, providing its customers with a variety of services such as consumer products, electronics, media, and more. One of Amazon’s many offerings is its online film…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How to Create Free High Quality Captions with the Help of YouTube

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Let’s face it: high quality captioning is an expensive endeavor. Traditional captioning services cost $6 – $14 per minute. And even though our plans & prices are much more cost-effective, captioning can still rack up a hefty bill. If your budget is…

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Updated March 9, 2021

How to Meet Captioning Specs for OTT Providers

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

OTT stands for “over-the-top”. It’s a term used for the way film and TV shows are delivered to the viewer. OTT Providers have swayed away from the traditional cable service, and alternatively deliver content via the internet. Hulu and Netflix are examples of OTT…

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Updated July 3, 2019

How to Add + Edit Facebook Automatic Captions to Video Ads

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

With the use of captivating visuals and a compelling story, Facebook video ads are a great way to convey important information to consumers. According to an advertising study conducted by Facebook, people watch an astounding 100 million hours of video on the…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How to Add Closed Captions to YouTube Videos – For Free

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Let’s face it: quality captioning subtitling services can be expensive. Traditional captioning services cost $6-$14 per minute. And even though our prices are a fraction of that, the cost of hiring a professional captioning company may still be prohibitive for some. If…

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Updated January 8, 2020

How to Add Audio Description to YouTube Videos

by Elisa Lewis in How-To

More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible. You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand these stats and their implication – that…

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Updated March 9, 2021