Step 1 – Log in
Log in to your 3Play Media account at http://account.3playmedia.com
Step 2 – Select audio description file to edit
From the My Files page, select Audio Descriptions Complete to see your completed audio description files. Click the file name of the completed file you would like to edit.
Step 3 – Edit your audio description
From the File page, click the AD Preview button, then click Edit.
The following edit functionalities are available to you:
Edit existing text
Click into any text window to edit the existing text. Click the refresh icon to reprocess the synthesized speech and hear your updated description.
Nudge the timecode of your description
Click the forwards and backwards arrows to move the timecode of your description by 0.1 seconds at a time. You can not move a description so it overlaps with another description. If you nudge a description so it overlaps speech, a red warning will appear. If your file is extended, we will expand or shrink a description by .1 seconds at a time to fit in the available space.
Add new descriptions
To add a new description, navigate to the location in the video player where you want the description to appear. Then, click the blue + icon. A new description text window will be added at the timecode displayed on the video player. Click the refresh icon to reprocess the synthesized speech and hear your new description.
Delete existing descriptions
If you want to delete a description, click the red X icon.
Refresh synthesized speech
Any time a green play icon changes to a blue refresh icon, it indicates that your description has to be resynthesized. Click the refresh icon to play your updated description.
You may find the following pattern in your descriptions: "//". Our describers use this syntax to specify synthesized speech pronunciation. Do not change this pattern unless you intend to change the pronunciation.
To search for a specific word you want to edit, type the word into the Search Descriptions box and click enter.
If your file was submitted for extended description, you may notice an orange Extended tag. This indicates that the description is too long for the available space in the audio track, and your video will be paused to allow for the full description to be read.
Overlaps Speech Tag
If you nudge a description into speech, you will receive a red warning and an “Overlaps Speech” tag. We highly recommend reviewing the location of your description before finalizing.
Revert to Original
If you’re unhappy with your changes, you can click Revert to Original. All changes will be reverted to the original description created by 3Play Media.
Save and Finalize
Note that if you save your changes and leave the page, changes will be visible in the AD preview but will not have propagated to any output files. You must click “Finalize” to save your changes and update your audio description output files.
Step 4 - Download Your Updated Description Files
Your description will be temporarily unavailable for download and preview until your file has finished reprocessing.
Once your changes have finalized, you can download your updated audio description files. You can also preview your changes with synthesis by selecting the AD Preview button. If you decide that you would like to reject your changes, click Edit > Revert to Original. This will revert your file back to 3Play's original description.