Closed Captioning

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Is there a way to add closed captioning to the videos that are stored in the Rise Vision Storage? We want to utilize some videos that we created, but we have several students who need close captioned videos here at our campus. Does anyone have any info on this? 
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Posted 3 years ago

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UL Reach,

You will need to add the closed captioning to the video itself, then upload it to Rise Storage. Closed captioning is not currently a feature of our Video Widgets.
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Blake is correct, you have to add it to the video. There are companies that do that as a service but Im not sure what they charge. I know this is a common one universities use:
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Do you mean that we couldn't use, for example, a SCC or SRT file inserted into the video container? (i.e. your video player can't read a text stream for captioning purposes?)

Instead we would need to 'record' the captions into the actual video stream using a video editor? So the captions are just part of the actual video, not an overlay.

So they'd really be open captions, as they're part of the actual video recording, and so can't be turned off.

Do I understand this right?

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Hi Robert, the Video Widget does not support CC. I've turned this into an idea. If anybody else is interested in seeing this feature added please "Like" this conversation!

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Hi UL Reach,
I just had this one come across my way not too long ago. If you don't have a Closed Caption file yourself. Then I would suggest you upload your video to YouTube, then download that YouTube SRT file with YouTube's transcribed Closed Caption file via tools like This will give you your SRT file. Last you'd need to rebuild the video with the SRT file in your video. YouTube doesn't do a perfect job transcribing, but it's close solution to your issue. At present, YouTube uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for only English videos.
Hope that helps ya.
Joe Kirchner
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Thanks for posting Joe - that looks like a pretty straight forward solution to get CC added to videos.  We haven't had anyone else bump this conversation in a while, I'm glad it's back on top to see if we have any others interested in this functionality.