Closed captions in Interactive Video

I'm enjoying the capability to closed-caption Interactive Video sources using .vtt files. However, I'd rather not have those captions display by default. Is there any way to specify that the video should begin playing with captions off, rather than on, until the user specifically clicks on the "CC" icon and chooses to view the captions? The attached image shows the default behavior.

Thanks,

Jim

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BV52's picture

Hi Jim,

This is not possible as of the moment. Although I think it is a valid request. Also I think a setting to turn it on/off at the start of the video would be a good route to take.

Note: I have move this post to the Feature Request forum.

-BV52

Lack of captions is a show-stopper. It's a legal requirement for US P-16 public education. Kaltura, Panopto, Zoom, and others use AI caption engines.

I wanted to second the need for CC to be defaulted to OFF. Most users prefer not to use CC, if they did need or want CC they could then click the CC button and choose there desired language. Has there been any update on adding this feature?

BV52's picture

Hi Petelolos,

I'm afraid there are no developments on this feature yet.

-BV

I wanted to second the need for CC to be defaulted to OFF. Most users prefer not to use CC and if a user did want the CC feature they could click on the button and select their desired language. Has there been any update on adding this feature? 

Lack of captions are show-stopper for us. American P-16 requires it.

otacke's picture

Hi rgibson1!

H5P supports captions. Videos hosted on YouTube use the captions that are added there, and for videos from other sources you can add them yourself by uploading a file containing the captions in WebVTT format.

Please note that H5P is not a video platform such as Kaltura, Panopto or Zoom. Anyway: Could you please provide us with a link to the relevant documents stating that captions need to be generated in an automated fashion?

Best,
Oliver

Hi! I used a Youtube video with closed captions. But I didn't see captions after I embedded the video to H5P (I was using H5P.org for testing). Is there any settings I should change to enble the captions? Thanks!

otacke's picture

Hi Elodev!

Did the video provide closed captions specified for a language or just the automatically generated captions? I am pretty sure that YouTube's API does not give you access to the latter, but you can use them to create language specific closed captions.

Best,

Oliver 

BV52's picture

Hi ELODEV,

YouTube does not serve the automatically created captions to external players. You'll have to manually create the captions for the specific language on YouTube.

-BV52

How do I get the captions to show in the interactive video player?

BV52's picture

Hi Jose,

If your videos are hosted in Youtube you need to manually create the captions for the specific language. However if you are hosting your videos in H5P you can add a VTT file. You can this by going to the "Text tracks (unsupported for YouTube videos)" in the Interactive Video editor.

-BV