How to Add Captions to Video (on 70+ Platforms & Applications)

October 27, 2020 BY JACLYN LEDUC

With so many video platforms and players available, it’s not always clear how to add captions to video content.

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This post provides guides on how to add captions to 70+ video players, platforms, lecture capture systems, and other applications. No matter where you host your video content, you’ll have step-by-step captioning instructions that will show you how to effectively and efficiently create accessible videos with 3Play Media.

 

 

What Are Captions and Why Do They Matter?

Closed captions provide a text alternative to relevant auditory information in a video. They are time-synchronized and include speech, speaker labels, and all critical sound effects.

Why should businesses and organizations add captions to video content? For starters, it’s the right thing to do. There are 466 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss, and captions ensure that they have equal access to videos.

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In addition to those with disabilities, everyone can benefit from captioned videos. Captions help those who speak English as a second language to better understand the content. They also play a significant role in increasing engagement, focus, and retention of information overall.

Captions are a powerful tool for growing your audience and building a better user experience. Understanding how to add captions to video content and building an efficient captioning workflow can make a positive impact on your video content’s performance.

 

The Benefits of Captioning Integrations

Integrations link disparate systems or platforms to make it easy to share information and build workflows between the two. Rather than manually uploading videos for captioning, integrations allow businesses and organizations to save time by streamlining their captioning process.

3Play Media integrates with most leading video platforms, players, and lecture capture systems like Brightcove, Kaltura, YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Vidyard, Mediasite, and 30 more options.

 

 

Add Captions to Video Content – Integration Directory

Below you’ll information on how to add captions to video for all of 3Play Media’s video platform and player integrations.

Amara

Amara is a free platform that makes it easy to translate your captions into other languages. Our integration with Amara lets you transfer your captions or subtitles from your 3Play Media account to your Amara Enterprise account.

Blackboard Collaborate

3Play Media’s integration with Blackboard Collaborate provides a fully automated captioning workflow. You can auto-generate closed captions for your Blackboard recordings directly from your Blackboard Collaborate account. Upon completion, the captions will automatically post back to the recording.

Box

3Play Media allows users to upload videos for captioning via Box. Within your 3Play Media account, simply link your Box account. A feed of your Box videos will show up in your 3Play Media account, then you can select the videos you want captioned.

Brightcove

3Play Media’s round trip integration with Brightcove provides an automated workflow for captioning. Your video files can be transferred directly from Brightcove to your 3Play Media account for processing.

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Cattura

3Play Media’s round-trip integration with Cattura Learning Engine provides an automated workflow for captioning and transcription. Requests for captioning can be made directly from Cattura.

DigitalChalk

3Play Media’s round trip integration with DigitalChalk allows for closed captioning, subtitling, and transcription. You can select videos for captioning directly from your DigitalChalk account, then 3Play Media will process your captions.

Dropbox

3Play Media allows users to upload videos for captioning via Dropbox. Within your 3Play Media account, simply link your Dropbox account. A feed of your Dropbox videos will show up in your 3Play Media account, and you can select the videos you want to be captioned.

Echo360

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Echo360. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your Echo360 account. The media files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your Echo360 account after they have been processed.

Echo360 Active Learning Platform

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Echo360 ALP. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your Echo360 ALP account. The media files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your Echo360 ALP account after they have been processed.

Ensemble Video

3Play Media has a round trip integration with Ensemble Video that allows you to create closed captions and automatically transfer files back and forth.

Facebook

3Play Media integrates with Facebook pages to automatically post closed captions, live captions, and multilingual subtitles back to your Facebook videos.

Google Drive

3Play Media integrates with Google Drive so that you can upload videos for captioning from your cloud storage account. A feed of your Drive videos will appear directly in your 3Play Media account.

JW Player

3Play Media integrates directly with JW Player to automate the captioning process. Once the integration is in place, you can simply tag videos for captioning in your JW Player account. Captions will post back to your videos when they’re complete.

Kaltura

3Play Media has a round trip integration with Kaltura that allows you to create captions and multilingual subtitles and automatically transfer files back and forth. The Kaltura player works out of the box with the interactive transcript and other video plugins.

Kaltura Reach

3Play Media’s integration with Kaltura Reach allows you to add closed captions even without a 3Play Media account. When you order captions through Kaltura Reach, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the captions are automatically sent to Kaltura Reach after they have been completed.

Knowledge Vision

3Play Media’s integration with KnowledgeVision allows you to add an interactive transcript to your presentation. This enables viewers to read along with the presentation, search for keywords, and jump to a specific point in the presentation.

Limelight

3Play Media has a round trip integration with Limelight that allows you to create captions and multilingual subtitles and automatically transfer files back and forth. The Limelight player works out of the box with the interactive transcript and other video plugins.

MediaAMP

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with MediaAMP. You can submit closed captioning requests from your MediaAMP account. Your video files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your MediaAMP account after they have been processed.

MediaPlatform

3Play Media’s integration with MediaPlatform allows you to add closed captions and an interactive transcript directly from your MediaPlatform account. When you initiate transcription, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the transcript and captions are automatically sent back to MediaPlatform.

Mediasite

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Mediasite. You can submit closed captioning requests from your Mediasite account. Your video files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your Mediasite account after they have been processed.

MediaSpace (Kaltura)

3Play Media has a round trip integration with MediaSpace that provides an automated captioning workflow with the option to require admin approval. The integration also adds a searchable interactive transcript to your MediaSpace videos.

movingimage

3Play Media has a round trip integration with movingimage that provides an automated captioning workflow. You can select videos for captioning directly from your movingimage account. 3Play Media will process your captions and post them directly back to your movingimage videos when they are complete.

Ooyala

3Play Media has a round trip integration with Ooyala that allows you to create captions and multilingual subtitles and automatically transfer files back and forth. The Ooyala player works out of the box with the interactive transcript and other video plugins.

Panopto

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Panopto. You can submit closed captioning requests from your Panopto account. Your video files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your Panopto account after they have been processed.

TechSmith Knowmia

3Play Media has a round trip integration with TechSmith Knowmia. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your TechSmith Knowmia account. The media files are automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions are posted directly back to your TechSmith Knowmia video after they have been processed.

Tegrity

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Tegrity. You can submit closed captioning requests from your Tegrity account. Your video files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your Tegrity account after they have been processed.

thePlatform

3Play Media has a round trip integration with thePlatform that allows you to add closed captions and subtitles to your videos. Your video files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to thePlatform after they have been processed.

Vidyard

3Play Media’s round trip integration with Vidyard allows you to add closed captions, subtitles, and audio description to videos with or without a 3Play Media account. When you initiate transcription, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the captions are automatically sent to Vidyard after they have been completed.

Vimeo

3Play Media’s round trip integration with Vimeo allows you to add closed captions and subtitles to Vimeo Basic, Plus, or Pro videos. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your Vimeo account or from your 3Play Media account. The closed captions will be posted back to your Vimeo videos after they’ve been processed.

Viostream

3Play Media’s round trip integration with Viostream allows you to add closed captions and an interactive transcript directly from your Viostream account. When you initiate transcription, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the transcripts and captions are automatically sent back to Viostream.

VoiceThread

3Play Media’s round trip integration with VoiceThread allows you to add closed captions or subtitles directly from your VoiceThread account. When you initiate captioning, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the transcript and captions are automatically sent back to VoiceThread.

Warpwire

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with Warpwire. You can submit videos for closed captioning directly from your Warpwire account. Once your captions are complete, 3Play Media will post them directly back to your videos.

Wistia

3Play Media’s integration with Wistia allows you to add closed captions with or without a 3Play Media account. When you initiate transcription, your video gets transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the captions are automatically sent to Wistia after they have been completed. The Wistia player also supports interactive transcripts.

YouTube

3Play Media has a round trip integration with YouTube that allows you to create captions and multilingual subtitles and automatically transfer files back and forth. The YouTube player works out of the box with the interactive transcript, video plugins, and live captioning capabilities.

Yuja

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with YuJa. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your YuJa account. The media files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions get posted back to your YuJa account after they have been processed.

Zoom

3Play Media has a live captioning integration with Zoom. Easily schedule captioning in 3Play to post live captions directly back to your Zoom live meetings and webinars.

Additional How-To Guides

Below you’ll find step-by-step caption guides that will show you how to add captions to video for dozens of other applications like Adobe, Quicktime, and iOS.


Want to get started with 3Play Media to set up a streamlined captioning workflow? Learn more about our captioning plans – we offer solutions for small, occasional video projects, high-volume, consistent projects, and anything in between.

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