Introducing the Captions Plugin (the easiest way to add searchable captions or subtitles to any video)

Introducing the Captions Plugin (the easiest way to add searchable captions or subtitles to any video)

by Tole Khesin in Product Updates

After many months of design and development, we’re excited to finally unveil the 3Play Media captions plugin – a free tool that lets you add searchable closed captions or multilingual subtitles to almost any video. Captions and subtitles can be complicated to…

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Updated June 3, 2019
HTML5 Video Captioning – Explain it to me

HTML5 Video Captioning – Explain it to me

by Tole Khesin in Video Accessibility

HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets developers add video to a web page without using…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles with Echo360

3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles with Echo360

by Tole Khesin in Product Updates

Important Update! Please see the updated Echo360 support documentation Overview 3Play Media has a complete captioning integration with Echo360. You can submit closed captioning requests from within Echo360 for individual classes or an entire course. The media files get automatically transferred to…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3 Steps to Add Captions or Subtitles with Adobe Flash CS5.5

3 Steps to Add Captions or Subtitles with Adobe Flash CS5.5

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Overview This blog article provides step by step instructions on how to create a Flash video file with closed captions or subtitles using Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5. For additional information, see Adobe’s resources on captioning video in Adobe Flash CS5.5. Also, see…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Churches, Religious Broadcasters Face Closed Captioning Laws

Churches, Religious Broadcasters Face Closed Captioning Laws

by Tole Khesin in Video Accessibility

Until recently, churches and religious broadcasters have been exempt from closed captioning requirements that would normally apply to TV shows, recorded sermons and church services, educational videos, and other video or audio programming. Religious organizations were sheltered by a blanket FCC exemption…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Live captioning from the ESPN man cave

Live captioning from the ESPN man cave

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Many people wonder how live television programming is captioned.  Some even ask if it’s done by speech recognition since it’s often rife with funny spelling and odd mistakes (you can find some gems with a simple “caption fail” image search).  In reality,…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Blip.tv Videos

3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Blip.tv Videos

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Overview This blog article shows you how to quickly add closed captions or subtitles to your blip.tv videos. The basic process is to submit your video file to 3Play Media for captioning, then upload a SRT file to your blip.tv account. You…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles for Windows Media Video (WMV) and Silverlight

3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles for Windows Media Video (WMV) and Silverlight

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Important Update! This article is out of date. Please see the updated documentation on adding captions or subtitles to Windows Media (WMV) or Silverlight files Overview This blog article provides step by step instructions on all the different ways to add closed…

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Updated June 3, 2019
4 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Your Camtasia Video

4 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Your Camtasia Video

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Overview The new Camtasia Studio 7.1 allows you to add captions or subtitles to a video to make it fully accessible and ADA compliant. Camtasia Studio also lets you add search functionality during the production process. This lets viewers search through the…

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Updated June 3, 2019
How to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles for iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and Apple iOS using QuickTime Pro

How to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles for iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and Apple iOS using QuickTime Pro

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Overview This blog article is a step-by-step guide on how to use the QuickTime Pro software to add closed captions or subtitles to video to make it compatible with Apple iOS devices and software. Closed captions are supported by iPhone (3G, 3GS,…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles with QuickTime

3 Steps to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles with QuickTime

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Overview This blog article is a step-by-step guide on how to add closed captions or subtitles to video using the QuickTime Pro software, which can be purchased for PC or Mac for about $30. After a caption file is downloaded from your…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Integrating Raytheon BBN Technologies Automatic Speech Recognition Technology into Our Core Process

Integrating Raytheon BBN Technologies Automatic Speech Recognition Technology into Our Core Process

by Roger Zimmerman in Product Updates

We are proud to announce that our transcription process now uses high quality automatic transcriptions provided by Raytheon BBN Technologies using BBN’s Speech-To-Text engine. This milestone is the culmination of an exhaustive search for the highest quality provider of automatic transcriptions produced…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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