Adding Closed Captions to your Microsoft Stream videos is easy with CaptionSync. Microsoft Stream is a video platform that allows you to upload and share videos across your organization. It also allows you to add closed captions or subtitles to your videos during upload or after. In this tutorial we show how to add closed captions to Microsoft Stream videos.
Exporting a video in Microsoft Stream:
- Search for the video you want to export within your Microsoft Stream library.
- Click the ellipse button, then click Download original video.
- Browse to the location where you want to save the file, and click OK.
Submitting your Video for Captioning:
- In your CaptionSync account, go to Caption/Transcribe -> Advanced Settings. Under the Output Types tab, select the .2014.vtt output.
- Make your Captioning request, using your video.
- Once results are available, download the .2014.vtt file from the Results Email or the Submission Details Page.
Importing Captions in Microsoft Stream:
- In your Microsoft Stream library, search for the video you want to add captions to, and click the pencil icon.
- Under Options -> Captions ensure you uncheck the Autogenerate caption file checkbox.
- Click Upload a caption file and, browse or drag and drop for the .2014.vtt file.
- Click OK, then Apply Changes.
Displaying Captions in Microsoft Stream:
- Once captions are available, the player will show the closed captioning button. Click this button to turn captions on and off during playback.
- Click the Settings button to change the captions appearance or to select the language of the subtitles, if you added more than one caption file.
- You can also browse for content within the video or across all videos by using the deep search tool.
- You can also upload caption files in multiple languages for your Microsoft Stream videos by choosing the Upload a subtitle file option under Options -> Subtitles. To obtain caption files in other languages you can request Translation for your captioned videos. See how in our Translation tutorial.
More information on adding closed captions and subtitles to Microsoft Stream videos is available on the Microsoft Stream documentation.