Multi-Language Closed Captions

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New in Ensemble Video 5.1 is the ability to choose language for automated captions services, and also to add multiple captions for different languages. The Ensemble Video player enables users to choose between languages when multiple captions files with different languages have been created and added to the content.

Multi-Language Captions Player

This can be very useful if you are uploading content in language other than the default language for your Ensemble Video Institution. These new capabilities also enable you to add and edit multiple captions files for different languages.

Note: External integrations from 3Play Media, CaptionEx, and Rev have not implemented multi-language support at this time.

Upload

You can upload as many caption files as you want, one file for each language you upload. Learn more in the Caption Uploading article.

Caption Files Table

Automatic Captions or CaptionSync

If you upload media in a language different than the Default language for your Institution, you can pick the caption language that matches when submitting captions to the Automatic Captioning service. Make sure that the language of the actual video must match the caption language in the dropdown (e.g., if you have an English language video and you select Spanish captions it will not work)

For details, see the article on using automatic captioning.

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Bulk automatic captions also support multiple language. For details see the article on bulk automatic captioning.

Amara Editor

Use Amara Editor to edit existing, or create new language caption file.

You can edit whatever language captions have been uploaded or added via integrated services.

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Amara can also be used to create captions in new languages, it has a useful side-by-side editing mode where you can add captions in a new language with review panel of captions in another language for reference.

Amara Editor Kenya

Learn more at the Amara Caption Editor article.

Automatic Captions or CaptionSync

If you upload media in a language different than the Default language for your Institution, you can pick the caption language that matches when submitting captions to the CaptionSync service from Automatic Sync. Make sure that the language of the actual video must match the caption language in the dropdown (e.g., if you have an English language video and you select Spanish captions it will not work)

For details, see the article on automatic sync.

Auto Sync Multi-Language

Default Caption Language

Region settings is the default language for captions, so make sure it is set for the main language for your institution – e.g., you are using English version of Ensemble Video and you want to set default language for Institution to British English.

This can be done by navigating to Administration -> System -> Region & Language.

Region Language

Player Caption Labels

You can enter caption labels for any language, as the labels are what appear in the player. If you do it in Admin -> Institution -> Player you are changing default for when new Organizations are created. If you do it in Admin -> Organizations -> Player, it changes labels in player for all new captions added across the entire Organization.

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Read about this in our Player Settings article.

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