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    My company is researching the use of Closed Captioning for audio/video.

    I’ve looked into the delivered process within Lectora and it seems quite involved and the end result isn’t the greatest.

    Curious to see if anyone has created custom closed captioning or has found an easy way to do this.

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    Have a look at page 8 of the demo on this page: Demo

    It reads an SRT file and updates a lectora text box.

     

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    I did a lot of work with my courses customizing both captions and the audio player itself. The CC options aren’t very customizable in Lectora itself, as they are ultimately controlled through CSS.

    Here’s a link to the thread with a sample of how I customized the captions. When it comes to customizing, you can use Camtasia to generate SRT files relatively easily. In Camtasia, you can control the font settings for output, but an XML file may be more useful in the long haul.

    More audio player caption questions

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    Hey Jason, I downloaded your sample and it doesn’t run at all in Lectora 17.

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    Eek – That does not bode well for me come November when I upgrade…If I had to take a quick guess, it might be the seamless play and web accessibility combination? What wasn’t working, was it the course as a whole or just the caption modifications?

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    My bad. Closed captions are working (maybe I extracted the files form the archive incorrectly).

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