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


YouTube channel selected under schedule new event


Go to the Live Auto Captioning module in 3Play Media. Under Schedule New Event, on the right-hand side of the page, select YouTube {Linked Account Nickname}.


➡️ Step 2: Set Live Event Start Time 


select the event for live captioning


A list of any upcoming YouTube live events that were scheduled will display.

Check the box next to the scheduled YouTube Live Event. By default, the captioning event’s start time that displays will be the same as the YouTube live event’s start time, however, this can be edited. Please note that the scheduled start time for the automatic captioning ultimately determines when the media content will display within YouTube.

There will be some delay between the 3Play start time and the YouTube live event video starting up. If the event is scheduled greater than 5 minutes in the future, the event settings may be edited. 

Click Submit.


➡️ Step 3: Click Live Auto Captioning Event in 3Play Media


live auto captioning page in 3play media


You will be redirected to the Live Auto Captioning page. Click into the event that was just scheduled. Note that the status should be pending.

Keep this page open as the Stream URL and Stream Key from the Live Auto Captioning details will be added to the encoder in the next how-to guide.


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