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Kaltura - How to display captions for media in Kaltura MediaSpace

After a caption file has been created and uploaded for a media file in Kaltura MediaSpace, those captions will need to be turned "on" before any user will be able to view them. This document describes the process for turning on those captions.

Note: Kaltura's "machine captioning" process is commonly considered to be only 75% accurate. If your captions were generated with this automated process, we strongly encourage you to edit those captions to ensure or improve their accuracy. Instructions on editing captions are available in Kaltura - How to edit captions in Kaltura MediaSpace .

To turn "on" your captions for your media file, log into Kaltura MediaSpace, and locate the media file in question: 

  1. Click the Actions drop-down menu and select Edit:
    A screenshot showing the user having clicked the Actions drop-down menu. The cursor hovers over the "Edit" option which is outlined in orange.

  2. Click the Captions tab.
    Screenshot of tabs with "Captions" tab highlighted

  3. Locate the caption file you wish to make available to the end user, and click the Show on Player icon. (That is the icon on the far-right.)
     Screenshot of caption file listing, with "Show on Player" button highlighted
    • This icon is a toggle, alternating between "Show on Player" and "Don't Show on Player".

  4. Once this setting has been changed, you may need to refresh your browser window to notice the change on the media file.
  5. To ensure the change has taken place, click the CC button (lower-right of the video window).
     Screenshot of caption selection menu with "English auto-generated" label

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    Keywords:Kaltura video turn on subtitles show enable closed captioning machine   Doc ID:105706
    Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
    Created:2020-09-09 11:36 CSTUpdated:2022-09-19 13:55 CST
    Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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