Adding real-time/live captions to your meetings, social media videos or streams is easy with CaptionSync. In this article, we describe how the StreamText platform works for live captioning.
StreamText is a text platform that delivers real-time/live captions, and can be accessed by users either as a single web page or embedded into live streams. If used as a single web page, users simply have to open the relevant StreamText page on a browser, e.g.:
The Live Captioning text will be displayed on the page, as it is transcribed by the captioner. The live feed page allows the users to customize the display options, like background color, font type, color and size. More information on how to use the caption player as a standalone web page is available in StreamText's realtime caption player article.
- For more information on how to place Live Captioning requests for your events, check out our article on How to request Live Captioning.
- StreamText can also be embedded into a web page, along with the live stream player, or, delivered directly into a meeting or conference platform. For more information on how to use the StreamText live feed embedded, see our How to add Live Captioning to real-time Videos or Streams article.
- More information about using StreamText to view live captions is available in StreamText's Solutions web page and also their Support Center.
- As an alternative to using a separate StreamText feed, for YouTube Live and Facebook Live, we can provide native captioning, if the requester uses either a hardware or software encoder, such as the ones from EEG (usually rented or purchased from the encoder vendor). The captions are then embedded into the video feed on YouTube or Facebook.