Web-Based Account & Asset Management

Your 3Play Media account lets you upload and manage files, monitor job status, preview and download transcripts and captions files, manage users, set up billing, use video search and clipping tools, and set up an interactive transcript or other video plugins.

Integrations with Video Platforms and Lecture Capture

3Play Media integrates with most popular video platforms and lecture capture systems to allow seamless file transfer, captioning automation, and connectivity with our video plugins.

Flexible Upload Options

There are several ways to upload your video or audio files for processing:

  • Secure Direct uploader (HTTPS)
  • FTP
  • Pasting links
  • Directly from video platforms or lecture capture systems
  • Upload from cloud storage
  • API

All of these methods allow you to upload multiple videos at once. The 3Play Media system supports hundreds of media formats, including most web video and audio formats.

Uploading from links process within 3Play account. Step 1 enter the link. Step 2 upload files. When you upload the file you must select the service you would like

Downloading Your Transcripts, Captions, and Subtitles

Your account lets you instantly download many different captions and transcript formats, as well as multilingual subtitles. You can download for a single file or batch download for an entire folder.

Watch how to download your captions, transcripts, and subtitles

Tracking Job Status

Your account displays the real-time status of each file. You can also get email alerts to be notified when files have been completed.

Under details an arrow points to the state of a file which says complete.

Captions Preview

After your media files have been processed, you can preview all the different captions formats with your video or audio before downloading.

3Play's Preview Captions interface. A video with captions

Payment and Billing

Your account provides flexible payment and billing options, as well as detailed online invoicing. It can be setup to accommodate centralized billing across multiple departments or on a department by department basis.

Screenshot of billing information portal in the 3Play account. Sections within read Billing contacts and Accounts payable information

User & Account Management

Your account supports multiple users, departments, and permissions. Account admins can control user access to any of the core account functions: invoices & billing, uploading, editing, publishing control, and user management.

Permission settings within 3Play account. You can decide if a user can manage files, manage other users, upload content, edit content, and publish content. You can also remove a user and resend their invitation


Upload cheatsheets for your transcript editor to reference while editing. They can be preloaded on a file by file basis or applied to an entire folder or project. Cheatsheets typically include any relevant instructions for the transcript editor working on your content. For example, cheatsheets can direct the editor when or where to use specific speaker labels or acronyms in the transcript.

Under Default Cheat Sheets/Glossaries users can upload a Project Cheat Sheet or a Folder Cheat Sheet

Captions Editor

Although rarely necessary, your account includes a captions text editor that allows you to quickly make changes or redactions to your captions or transcripts after they have been processed. Your edits propagate to all captions and transcript outputs, including video plugins that have already been published.

Preview of 3Play's caption editing interface. Users is editing captions by word, a preview of the captions and video can be found on the right

Video Plugins

In the account system, you can utilize our free 3Play Plugin which is fully customizable and compatible with most video players and publishing platforms, including LMS systems. With the 3Play Plugin, users can add captions, interactive transcripts, audio description and SEO to videos they don’t own and to video players that otherwise don’t support theseĀ  features.

A screenshot of MIT's Infinite History site featuring the interactive transcript and playlist search functions. Within the transcript the user has searched for robots, and the word is highlighted where it appears in the transcript. In the playlist the user has searched linguistics and each video featuring that word is shown with the number of times the word is mentioned
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