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Add Captions to Your Video (Shortcut Method)

How to add machine generated captions using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in Video on Demand.  This shortcut method will generate automatic captions about 1 or 2 hours after you add the captions tag to your video, but may require longer depending on service load. To generate your captions sooner with a confirmation of your request, use the recommended method.

This article applies to: Video on Demand


Tag Your Video to Add Captions

  1. Open your My Media page.
  2. Click the Edit button next to the item.
  3. Under Tags type captionasr.
  4. Select captionasr from the results.
    Picture of Tags field with captionasr entered and captionasr selected
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the window.
There is no additional confirmation using the shortcut method.  You will not see a caption request listed if you choose View Caption Requests under the Actions menu for your media.

Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) captions are rated at 70-80% accuracy.  This will vary depending on the audio quality of the recording, clarity, and understandability of any speaker(s). Users can edit the machine ASR captions to correct any errors or inaccuracies.

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