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Creating and Uploading Captions

This page is designed for users who would like to create their own captions or have already obtained a .VTT caption file for their content.

Visit our Captioning Options support page for more information on captioning options in Mediaflo. 

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  • The Amara Editor is a tool built into Mediaflo that is used to create/edit a closed captioning file.

    The Amara Editor is a three-step process:

    1. Type your captions
    2. Sync the timing of your captions
    3. Review and fine-tune the captions.

    To Launch the Amara Editor:
    1. From the appropriate library in Mediaflo, click [Edit] next to the media you would like to add captions to.
    2. Select [Caption] from the upper-right corner to start editing.
    3. Click [Launch Amara Editor].

    Note: Documentation for Amara Editor is built in to the editor. 


    Below are three short videos that illustrate the typing, syncing, and review steps.

    Typing Step

    If you would like to open this video in a new window click the link below:

    https://youtu.be/-NxoPqYwVwo


    Syncing Step

    If you would like to open this video in a new window click the link below:

    https://youtu.be/7j4ytsunao8


    Review Step

    If you would like to open this video in a new window click the link below:

    https://youtu.be/JQ7boNzNNT0

  • The Captions tab allows you to upload a caption file in the VTT format.

    NOTE: If you have captions in another format, please contact support for assistance.

    To add captions to media:

    1. Click [Edit] next to the media you would like to add captions to.
    2. Select [Caption] from the upper-right corner.
    3. Click the [Upload Caption File] tab.
    4. Click [Add file] to select caption file from your computer or drag and drop the file to the [Drag file here] box.
    5. Click [Start Upload].
    6. If you have completed the editing on this media, you may click [Continue] at the bottom.
    7. Click [Publish] if you would like to publish your media, or you may leave the page.

    Below is an example of a captioned video in Mediaflo.