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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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    Hi there @jasonadal,

    Jason, you’ve seemed to take the lead regarding a number of closed caption settings queries. Any suggestions regarding the following…? I’d like to force users to view a video first … without having access to subtitles / closed captioning and then on the second or third viewing giving access to the closed caption file… for example in a language learning environment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    All the best, D.

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    @dnoctor8117 – My immediate thought is to move the action that turns captions on to an event on the audio file at 0:00. You would need a variable to indicate that the video has already played once, then an action to turn on captions IF the video hasn’t been played once.

    Here’s a sample – The order of actions in the group is really important – You want the run JS as the FIRST action, otherwise the captions will play by default every time.

    The other caveat is that if the learner scrubs back to the beginning before finishing, the captions will turn on.

    I also included my full custom caption button just in case you want it, but it works fine with the default player (and probably any standard skin) with captions added.

     

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