Transcriptions in Stream (On SharePoint)

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This article contains information on Transcriptions in Stream (on SharePoint) and instructions on how users can view/manage captions and transcripts of a video.

Note: For a video version explaining how users can view/manage captions and transcripts of a video in Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint), follow the link - Transcriptions in Stream (on SharePoint)

About Transcripts and Captions

  • With transcripts/captions, you can make your content more inclusive for your video files in Stream (on SharePoint).
  • Captions help make your video easier to consume for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, are playing your video in a noisy environment, or have diverse levels of language ability.
  • Transcripts help viewers quickly find the content relevant to them in the web player. Viewers can browse the transcript and jump to the content they want or simply read the transcript rather than playing the video.

Video Tutorial

How to View Captions and Transcripts on a Video

Viewing Captions

  1. Go to Stream

  2. Click on the video that you would like to view.

Note: Please ensure that the video that is being selected has a caption/transcript file.
  1. You can now turn captions on or off by toggling the CC icon in the player controls near the bottom-right side of the video.

Screenshot of the web player highlighting the CC button.

  1.  You can customize the captions display by clicking the Settings icon near the bottom-right side of the video.

Screenshot of the webplayer highlighting the Settings icon

  1. Click on Caption settings.

Image of all the settings highlighting the "Captions settings"

  1. You can now customize your Text size, Text color, and Background transparency as per your preference.