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Kaltura (Captioning) - Adding Captions from External Sources

The University of Wisconsin System (except for UW Madison) offers several options for captioning Kaltura videos, including machine-generated captions and paid professional captions (for participating institutions). Sometimes a Kaltura video owner or co-editor has access to video captions from an external source, such as a third-party vendor. This guide explains how to upload captions from outside sources.

Adding Captions from External Sources

Kaltura video owners or co-editors can upload captions files which were created outside of Kaltura (manually created or created by a 3rd party vendor such as 3Play, for example).

A video owner or co-editor can upload externally-created captions files by following these steps:

1) Go to Kaltura's "My Media"

1a) In Canvas, go to Canvas > Account > My Media
1b) In Mediaspace, go to Guest > Login, then [Your Name] > My Media.

Your Name, then My Media.

2) In My Media, select a video from your list of videos.

3) In the drop-down menu below the preview of the video, click Actions > Edit.

Kaltura My Media "Actions" menu with "Edit" highlighted.

4) On the Edit screen, click the Captions tab, then Upload Captions File.

Kalturae Edit screen, with the Captions tab and Upload Captions File button highlighted.

5) Select a captions file from your computer. Common file formats include ".srt" and ".dxfp," and ".vtt."

6) Enter the label text which will appear on the Captions menu in the video player: "English" or "Spanish," for example.

7) Click Save.

Keywordscaptioning, caption, kaltura, video, media, accessibility, 508, transcriptDoc ID114787
OwnerThomas A.GroupUWSA DLE
Created2021-11-10 15:22:36Updated2023-05-30 11:52:06
SitesUW Green Bay, UW Parkside, UW Stout, UW System Administration DLE, UW-La Crosse
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