MediaSpace: Edit Captions


All videos in MediaSpace will be automatically captioned shortly after the upload is complete. These automatic captions are a great starting point, but will not be accurate enough for ADA compliance. You can order captions to have it professionally captioned by a third-party vendor or you can follow these instructions to edit the captions yourself, add speaker names, and update the caption file details.

Open Caption Editor

  1. Go to and sign in using your StarID.
  2. Select a video from your media that has automatically generated captions.
  3. Below the video player select Actions and then select Edit.
    MediaSpace video player highlighting selecting Edit from the Actions drop down menu
  4. Select the Captions tab below the video player.
    MediaSpace editing tools highlighting the Captions tab
  5. Select the Edit Captions button.
    Captions tab in MediaSpace with edit captions button highlighted
  6. The Caption Editor will open with the captions displayed on the left and a video panel on the right.
  7. Follow the instructions below to correct captions, add a speaker name, and edit caption details.

Review and Correct Captions

Review the automatically generated captions and make corrections as needed. Save regularly as you correct captions to avoid losing any work, the caption editor does not auto-save.

  1. Press the Play button below the video player to listen to the video while reading through the captions to identify and correct any inaccuracies.
  2. Once an inaccurate caption has been located select the corresponding text field.
    • The video player will automatically jump to the corresponding time so you can listen to the recording again as you correct the captions.
      Caption editor in MediaSpace
  3. Type the correct captions in the field.
  4. Resume the video and continue editing until you have finished correcting the captions.
  5. Click the Save button and select Yes when prompted to confirm you would like to save the changes.
    Save button highlighted in the Closed Captions Editor

Add Speaker Names

Identifying who is speaking in the video will make it easier to follow the conversation using captions or the transcript.

  1. Check the box next to the caption line where the speaker changes.
  2. Select Add Speaker and type a name in the Speaker Name field.
    Enter Speaker Name screenshot highlighting Add Speaker and the speaker name text field
  3. Click the Add speaker button and then Save the video.

Edit Caption File Details

As a final step you should edit the details of the caption file so that accurate information is displayed on the video player.

  1. Above the caption editor select the Edit Details button.
    Edit Details button highlighted in the caption editor
  2. Edit the Label to just the language of the captions ("English" rather than "English Auto Generated).
  3. You can also increase the Accuracy % to 100% since you have carefully corrected the captions.
  4. Click Save.
    Edit Caption Details dialog box


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