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W3C Wins Emmy for Advancing Online Video Closed Captioning Standards

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

At last night’s 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Ceremony, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) accepted an award in honor of their work developing standards for closed captioning video on the web. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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HTML5 Video: How Captioning Works

by Emily Griffin in How-To

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 January 4, 2018
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Caption Format Acronyms, Explained

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

If you’ve just started looking into how closed captioning works, you’ve probably come across terms for caption file formats like SRT, SMPTE-TT, DFXP, WebVTT, etc. The list goes on. If you’re drowning in a sea of acronyms, here’s a breath of fresh…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Upload Captions or Subtitle Files to Your YouTube Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Your first step to adding captions to your YouTube videos, of course, is creating captions. YouTube has lots of suggestions for DIY captioning tools, as well as captioning services that will generate a caption file for you. Either way, once you’ve completed…

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Updated January 4, 2018

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 January 4, 2018