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  • Testing Video with burned in Closed Captions

    Posted by David Mayer on January 25, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    I burned in closed captions with an SRT file.

    Now I want to test the video to confirm users can

    watch the video with or without the closed captions.

    How to test? Can’t test on Vimeo or YouTube because

    they generate their own closed captions.

    Jeremy Garchow replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Eric Santiago

    January 25, 2024 at 6:14 pm

    Isn’t the term burned-in mean its burned on the actual video itself and cant be removed?

    Maybe I got that mixed up?

  • David Mayer

    January 25, 2024 at 7:11 pm

    I might be working off of an incorrect assumption.

    I was thinking my video is like cable TV – check the

    closed captions box or uncheck it. But you are

    right – “burned” is “burned”. I probably just need

    to give the client the burned-in version.

  • Roger Sherman

    January 25, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Since every foreign film we watch has a way to easily turn subtitles on, I’d think there is a not too difficult way to do it.

    I don’t have the answer but I’d put money on YouTube having it. Looking forward to learning what you find.

  • David Mayer

    January 25, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Not only foreign, but any show on cable. I’m just thinking our clients

    are not broadcasters, so it’s 2 different situations. Pretty sure the

    broadcaster is using AI to generate the captions – they are not burned

    into the foreign film or domestic TV show.

  • Roger Sherman

    January 25, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    And back in pre-streaming days when my films were on PBS, we used companies that did nothing else. So if there isn’t an app there’s a company to do it for you b

  • Jeremy Garchow

    January 25, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    I think you mean embedded, which is 608.

    There’s also the sidecar captions with SRT, webvtt, and many others.

    VLC Player will allow you to preview if they are working or not. Youtube (et al) also allows you to upload your own caption file.

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