Multi-lingual closed captions with user selection of language.

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It's easy to add closed captions, but only in one language. Being in a widespread and multi-lingual company means that one is not enough. I would like to see the ability to have multiple CC tracks produced into a video such that the user can select the language to display.
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kayakman, Champion

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I believe the current smart player supports multi language captions?

there have been threads in this forum that discussed

search the forum and see if you can locate those threads

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this article advsing how to add multiple language captions doesn't work. I've followed all the steps but don't get the option to toggle between caption languages. How do I do it please?
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Hi there,
You are correct, Camtasia only has one Caption file to work with - not multi-caption tracks. This is something we are looking at to see if it will be a feature in the future.In the meantime, where do you host your videos?
At TechSmith, we have multiple language captions on our videos, and we host on Wistia or YouTube. It is easy to add multiple CC caption files on those platforms.

Please play the video on this page and click the CC button. You will see the available languages for this video.

Also, using those platforms allows viewers to take advantage of two other Caption features:
1. If their native browser setting is set to a particular country, the correct captions will appear automatically for them, if available.
2. These platforms allow you to move the captions around the video for optimal viewer placement.

So, perhaps this is something you can take advantage of for the time being?
Thanks for your idea!
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The free tool, “Subtitle Edit” is a great way to work on translations locally. I do all my captioning in Subtitle Edit (PC) or MovieCaptioner (PC and Mac - inexpensive). Camtasia is a wonderful tool, and fine for captioning a video or two, but it’s captioning capabilities are far too clunky and limited for an efficient workflow.