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MyMedia: Closed Captioned Video


MyMedia closed captions are metadata that can be added for each saved video media.  Closed captions are subtitles that can be displayed with the media player.  Close captions are created as plain text files that are uploaded and saved with the saved media.  Mymedia supports the ability to search subtitles and captions as a metadata field.

NOTE: Only video type media can have captions. 

  • University NetID login access to Kaltura MyMedia.
  1. Open the MyMedia Landing HomePage from D2L or
  2. Click the My Media menu item.

  3. My Media page listing the saved media content

  4. Click the Edit  button next to the media you want to add closed captions on.
    Note: The Wildlife.wmv is the video media used for this example.
  5. A new page is displayed to allow editing the details, comment and other properties.

    Edit page is displayed with the video clip

  6. Click the Captions tab to upload a captions file to add subtitling for this video clip. 
  7. Click the Upload captions file  button to add a closed captions file.

    Captions tab to add a captions file to video

  8. Click the Browse... button to select a caption file.

    Upload dialog box to Browse for a captions file

  9. Search for the captions file.

    Select the SRT type captions file using Windows search file dialog box

  10. Select the language based on the captions file selected for the Select Language box.
  11. Enter a descriptive name to reference the selected captions file in the Label box.
    Note: The label is used for the caption selector. The caption selector displays caption options in the media player.
  12. Click Save button to upload and save the captions file.

    Save and Uploading captions file

    List of saved captions files displayed

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:Quickguide Edit MyMedia Home Video Closed Captions My Media   Doc ID:53931
Owner:Andrew P.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-07-14 15:41 CSTUpdated:2018-01-29 14:28 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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