Closed captioning has become an important part of online video distributionit’s a best practice that makes your video content accessible to a wider audience. In fact, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently received an Emmy award for its standards work on accessible video captioning and subtitles.

Closed Caption File TypeMediaAMP makes it easy to add closed captions to your online videos. Simply upload a caption file (DFXP, SAMI, SMPTE-TT, or SRT) into your media object and update the file properties in the metadata panel for the new media file.

It’s possible to transcribe your videos and create the necessary caption files on your own, but that can be a time-consuming process. Many people find it easier and more efficient to use a web-based service that handles the transcription and creates the caption files for you. We’re excited to announce that we’ve developed an integration with one of the leaders in this areaAST CaptionSyncto make the process of captioning your videos even simpler.

When the integration is set up in a MediaAMP account, users can submit their videos directly to CaptionSync with just a few clicks.* CaptionSync will review the videos and generate the appropriate caption files. The files then get posted back to MediaAMP, where they’ll be automatically displayed in a player, without the need to generate a new player.

Read more about setting up this integration in the CaptionSync support center.

If you’d like to learn more about closed captions or this new integration with AST CaptionSync, contact your account manager or email support@mediaamp.org.

*Note: this integration requires an account with AST CaptionSync (if you don’t already have one).

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