How do I add captions to media in an Arc account?

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You can generate or upload caption files to a video or audio files that you can edit 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.

Locate Media

  Locate Media 

In your Arc account, locate the media you want to view. You can view specific media in the My Uploads menu [1], or search for the media in the search field [2].

Open Media

Open Media

Hover over the media and click the Play image.

Add Captions

  Add Captions 

To generate or upload captions, click the Captions tab.

Generate Captions

  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 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 file will appear in the Manage Captions section [1]. To upload a caption file 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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