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Introducing the Expiring Editing Link!

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are so excited to announce the Expiring Editing Link! Now you can give non-3Play users access to specific files, without having to give them your 3Play username and password. What is the Expiring Editing Link? The Expiring Editing Link (EEL) is…

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February 9, 2018
Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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[PRODUCT UPDATE] Audio Description Version Two Is Here!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

It’s been several months since we first released audio description, and we have some exciting updates! We’ve released an extended audio description option and 3Play’s Recommendation feature. In addition, we’ve made updates to the editing interface, our audio description plugin, and API…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Does Your Video Need Extended or Standard Description?

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

What Is Audio Description? Audio description paints the perfect picture – audibly – to make visual content accessible to individuals who are blind or low vision. Audio description gives incredible detail and imagery in order to provide low vision viewers with a…

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Updated January 18, 2018
Google Drive and 3Play Media

A New Cloud Storage Option: Google Drive

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

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…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upload Videos for Captioning from Dropbox and Box Cloud Storage

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

It’s about to get cloudy up in here because… We are excited to announce you can now upload videos for captioning and audio description via Dropbox and Box! Our new cloud storage option will allow you to sync your 3Play Media and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Automatic Transcript Alignment: Now in 10+ Languages!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  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…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Revolutionize Your Video SEO with the New SEO Embed

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

There’s no stopping the continued rise of online video. Now, in 2017, 87% of online marketers use video content. With so many marketers relying on video to drive brand awareness and buying interest, SEO has never been more important. Without good video…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Announcing the Facebook Captioning Integration

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are excited to announce our Facebook integration! Now you can easily add captions to your Facebook videos. How easy? This easy: Perhaps you’ve noticed on your Facebook feed that most videos autoplay without sound but with captions (if they exist). Facebook…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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[Whitepaper] Beginner’s Guide to Audio Description

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Last month 3Play Media introduced our newest product in video accessibility – high-quality, cost-effective, and fast audio description! To continue building on this exciting product, we’re introducing our “Beginner’s Guide to Audio Description,” a free comprehensive handbook for all things audio description!…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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3Play Media’s Integration With Warpwire Video Platform

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  About Warpwire Warpwire, an easy-to-use video platform targeted specifically at education, has several differences that set it apart. With fewer overall features, and the option for separate billing through different API settings, Warpwire is a great fit for associations and academic…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros and Cons of Synthesized Speech for Audio Description

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Traditional audio description providers use humans for the entire workflow. In most cases, description writers create the description transcript, then human voice actors deliver the description. However, this method is extremely costly and quite time consuming. One way to streamline the audio…

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Updated January 4, 2018