How do I add captions to Arc media in Canvas?

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You can generate or upload caption files to video or audio files that you own in Arc. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Arc also supports VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

Open Media

Open Media

Open the Canvas feature area that displays the video or audio file you want to view.

Add Captions

   

To generate or upload captions, click the Captions tab.

Generate Captions

   

To automatically generate captions for your media, choose the spoken lanugage [1] and click the Request button [2].

View Captions

  View Captions 

After your caption file has been queued and processed, your generated caption file will appear in the Manage Captions section.

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view more options for the caption file, click the Options icon [1]. To review and publish the captions, click the Edit link [2]. You can also download [3], replace [4], or delete [5] any caption file.

Review and Publish Captions

   

Review the generated caption file and click the Publish button. Any additional changes made to the caption file after it is published will be saved automatically.

Upload Captions

  Upload Captions 

To upload a caption file, click the language button for the caption file you want to upload.

Select File

Select File

Locate and select the file on your computer [1]. Click the Choose or Open button [2].

View Captions

  View Captions 

Your caption will appear in the Manage Captions section [1]. To upload a caption for another language, click the language button for that language [2].

View Caption Options

View Caption Options

To view options for a caption file, click the Options icon [1]. You can download [2], replace [3], or delete [4] any caption file.

Enable Captions

Enable Captions

To toggle captions in your media, click the Captions icon [1]. By default, captions are off.

To select a language, click the language you want to view [2].

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