I added subtitles (captions) to a Video but they don't appear on the final Video.

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I can't make the captions I created, appear on the final VIDEO I produced. What's the mistake? How can I Mix the captions file with the existing Video+Audio Files so they can produced together?
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Be sure you have set up captions spec correctly using the controls on the Captions tab, and in the Production wizard [do custom productions]; captions are either burned into the production video or controlled from within the config.xml [flash embedded in html].

See tutorials in TechSmith web site's Support/Learning Center?
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Hmmm. It would be nice to know how they are 'burned' into the video - since I can't get mine to appear no matter what I do!
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In CS 7, captions are burned into video when you have captions in a project, and are not producing to flash. When making flash, they get burned in when when you check off captions [and not closed captions] when setting up flash options in production wizard. If you produce closed captions in flash, the production must be embedded in html; the captions are scripted in the config.xml file, and will only show when the video is played using the html file. If you just play the video file [MP4, etc], the closed captions will not show.
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Kayakman; If the production is embedded in html, how do you play the video with html? I haven't been able to find directions for uploading. I've tried uploading all the files - with the html - but can't get the video to play. Is there a shortcode required or something that I'm missing?

Would it be something required in my video player?
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For great videos with closed captions, make a custom production to MP4 using overlay controller set to be embedded in html; send the file[s] to a subfolder during production; upload [FTP] the subfolder will all its files; URL to the html file to play video. You can get a free Screencast.com account and upload directly to Screencast, using a built in Production Wizard preset. I believe Screencast now displays closed captions if in project.
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Ok - I am using a 2 minute test video, with captions and audio produced from Camtasia. I followed your directions above, however, although the video now plays it does not appear in my page/post as a video - has to be entered as a link and opens to a page - and then yes, the video plays with captioning - but no option to turn off: http://www.whispersinmotion.com/wp-co...

My goal is to have my videos on my page/post, with captions turned on initially, with the option to turn them off. Currently they are uploaded to my hosting site but I intend to host them offsite once I figure out this step. Then I need to determine which video hosting site can accommodate the process.

I appreciate your time and help in responding to my questions, this is the closest I've come to working this out. :)
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You video looks like you set captions to display under video, and only captions [and not also closed captions] checked off in production wizard;

You need to set captions to show on top video; you need to specify both captions and closed captions in production wizard.

The closed captions options makes the caption able to be turned off [using a CC button in video controls].

Perhaps give it another try.
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From an article on how to add subtitles (SRT, ASS, SSA, IDX, and SUB, etc included) to MP4, I learn that:

There are many kinds of subtitle formats: SRT, ASS, SSA, IDX, and SUB, etc today. One of the most widely used formats for subtitles is SRT (SubRip), which is supported by most video players, subtitle editing tools and some hardware home media players. Even YouTube supports .srt files.


SSA (Sub Station Alpha), is a subtitle format used by the famous subtitle editor, SubStation Alpha. It has an enormous amount of options including Karaoke, audio effects, graphic drawing etc. ASS, similar to SSA, is another popular subtitle format.

SubViewer (.sub) files are the native subtitle format of the SubViewer utility. SUB file usually comes from DVD subtitle, which contains subtitle images. Where there is a SUB file, there must be an IDX file. IDX file is a text file which specify which image in SUB file should be showed at specific time. SubViewer became popular when support for it was included in the DivX media player. On August 28 2008, YouTube included support for SubViewer and SubRip, allowing existing videos to be retroactively subtitled.
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