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Edit Captions in Video on Demand

How to edit video captions that were created using Video On Demand's Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) feature.

This article applies to: Video on Demand

Video: How to Edit Captions with the In-Line Editing Tool

Instructional Video: How to use the In-Line Caption Editing Tool

In-Line Caption Editing Tool

In addition to this option of downloading, editing offline, and then uploading the edited copy, the new Kaltura captioning feature also includes an in-line captions editing tool.  This will let you edit your captions directly in Video on Demand.

  1. Log in to Video On Demand.
  2. Go to My Media and click the video title or thumbnail to go to the media page for that video.

    Picture of My Media page with a video file highlighted
  3. From the video’s page, go to the Actions drop-down menu to the bottom right of the video and select Edit Captions from the drop-down list.

    Picture of Actions menu with Edit Captions highlighted
  4. Click the Edit Captions option to open a new window or tab with the captioning vendor’s in-line caption editing interface.

    Picture of the Video On Demand captions editor
  5. From the in-line captioning vendor’s editing tool, you can correct inaccuracies and make other changes to the captions. Select Save at the bottom.  This will let you come back later and pick up where you left off.  Review your final changes and watch the playback in the editor.   Select Approve to publish your modified captions file to your video.
Saving does not apply your changes to your video.  You must click the Approve button to publish the modified captions to your video.

Picture of the captions editor with save and approve highlighted

Edit Captions

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

  1. Go to the Edit page for the video and select the Captions tab.
    Picture of Video Edit menu with Captions selected
  2. Select the download icon to obtain a local copy of the captions. Then use a text editor to open and modify.

    Picture of Captions page with download icon highlighted
Those who would like a transcript of their finalized video can open the downloaded captions file (.srt) in a text editor, copy the text to a word processor, and use that as a base for a transcript.
  1. Once you have completed any edits, save .srt file in your text editor, then use the Upload captions file button to upload the revised copy.

    Recommended: Confirm that the newly upload captions file is set as the default. Optional: Delete the old captions file from your media.

    Picture of Captions page with Upload Captions file highlighted

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