Closed Captioning is displaying the text in the video as the video is playing. There are many benefits with closed captioning including that of reaching a wider audience and helping the deaf and hard to see people understand the content of the video.
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Video Closed Captioning
Closed captions can be used to make the video text searchable. It provides the viewer’s flexibility to enjoy the video even when they cannot play the audio.
Closed captions help maintain the concentration. It is proved that online videos with closed captioning enjoy better user engagement.
YouTube Closed Captioning
Subtitles and closed captions can be added to the YouTube closed captions to reach broader audience. Go to the Video Manager and then to the Videos. Click the drop down menu next to Edit button.
Choose Subtitles and CC option. Click on the Add New Subtitles or CC button. Upload a subtitles file or use automatic captioning.
Facebook Closed Captioning
Adding closed captions to the Facebook video helps to reach a broader audience. Use a .srt file format. Upload video to Facebook. Click options over the video and select edit this video.
Click Choose File and then choose the Upload SRT files. Choose the file from the computer. Click Save.
Free Closed Captioning Software
Windows movie maker is one of the easiest to use software for adding captions. Open Windows movie maker and add the video. Choose caption from home. A window will open in which you can type the text. Save and apply changes.
YouTube Editor also lets you add captions easily. Upload the video to YouTube and click on Annotations and CC button under the video. Choose to upload ready subtitles or caption file, auto sync the video or create closed caption. Click save.
HTML5 Video Closed Captioning
It is not difficult to add closed captions to HTML5 Video. We need to have a WebVTT format to add caption file for the videos. It can be created by own or can take the help of the professional captioning company.
Keep both the caption file and the video file in the same folder. Open the HTML editor and view the code of the video.
Get the information about src, label, kind, srclang and default. Add the track tag. Save the changes you made.
The video will display the CC symbol now clicking on which shows the captions and subtitles.
Add Subtitles to QuickTime
Use the Inqscribe software to add subtitles to videos on QuickTime video. Open the video file on Inqscribe.
Go to menu and choose file option. Then go to Save and Save Subtitled QuickTime Movie window will appear.
Fill all the required fields. Open the movie in QuickTime and enjoy it with subtitles.
Subtitles Windows Media Player
The default audio and video player for Windows operating system is the Windows Media Player. It supports most of the audio and video formats.
To add subtitles to videos on Windows Media Player, there is need to use some third party software. First give the same name to the video file and the subtitle file.
Open Windows Media player in library mode and go to Play->lyrics, caption and subtitles and then choose ‘on if available’. Download Direct VobSub and install and then enable it. make sure that the subtitle file and the video file are in the same folder.
Mostly, after this step, the subtitles will start working.
Webex Closed Captioning
WebEx video conferencing let sharing screen with remote people. Meetings, Virtual Conferences and remote presentations can be done through WebEx video tool.
The sessions can be recorded as video and shared with others. Closed captions can also be added to the video so that deaf and hard of hearing people can also access the content in the video.
Download the WebEx video and convert it to MP4 format. Submit the MP4 file for transcription at 3Play Media. Order captions and download transcript.