Schedule Live Auto Captions in 3Play Media 🗓️

Once the YouTube live event has been scheduled, follow these steps to schedule live auto captions for the live event within the 3Play Media account system.

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Events are scheduled using EST unless the Time Zone Module has been activated a new timezone has been configured at the user level.


➡️ Step 1: Schedule YouTube Live Event in 3Play Media


live auto captioning button in 3play account system


Sign in to 3Play Media and click Live Auto Captioning in the top navigation bar.

➡️ Step 2: Within 3Play Media, Click Schedule Live Captions 


schedule live captions button in 3play account system


➡️ Step 3: Select YouTube


Select YouTube

➡️ Step 4: Select the YouTube Linked Account and Meeting

which YouTube do you want to schedule captions for? and which events do you want to caption?

Select the YouTube account corresponding to the live event scheduled in YouTube (if more than one account is linked) and select the live event by checking the box to the left of its name.


➡️ Step 5: Configure Live Auto Captions


Start Captions: Once the Meeting is selected note that Start Captions defaults to 15 Minutes Before. This is 3Play Media’s suggested setting as it should allow enough time to ensure the captions will display during the YouTube Live event however it can be adjusted to At Event Start Time, 5 Minutes Before, 10 Minutes Before, 20 Minutes Before, or 30 Minutes Before.

Wordlists (Optional): Click + Add Wordlist to provide any words the inform the automatic speech recognition process. Once words have been added, click Add Wordlist.

Advanced Settings

Maximum Captioning Delay: This will set a delay between the stream we receive and the captions we output. Longer latency will result in a more accurate output. Defaults to 5000ms (5 second delay) however this can be toggled between a 2-15 second delay.

Stream Wait Time: Set an amount of time for our system to wait for the event to begin. Once the determined wait time is reached for the scheduled event and the event has not started, the scheduled captions will no longer be available. Defaults to 30 minutes

Max Stream Time: Set a maximum time for your live captioning event. This feature can be used as a safety net should a live event not be manually stopped. The Max Stream Time will determine a hard stop for the event as well. If it is anticipated that a live event may run longer than scheduled, factor this when determining the Max Stream Time. Events in your project can be no longer than the Event Max Time setting. Defaults to 240 minutes

Note that when a live event stream is manually stopped this will also override the set Max Stream Time and conclude the live auto captions for the event as well.

Save Event Stream: If enabled, the live stream will be saved as the source for the file after the event. This is useful if service upgrades are anticipated. Leave this off otherwise as it incurs extra processing both during and after the event and costs an additional $0.10/min.

Profanity Filter: Set a sensitivity level for filtering out offensive words. Defaults to Normal however it can be changed to None or Strict.


IMPORTANT: Advanced Settings can be edited up to 5 minutes prior to scheduled start of the Live Auto Captions!


➡️ Step 6: Click Schedule Events


schedule events button

Click Schedule Events once an event or multiple events have been configured.
Once clicked, you’ll be redirected back to the an event page within 3Play Media.





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