Upload Using Links

The following article explains the Upload Links method.

Supported links that can be processed

For this method to work links must point to downloadable files that are transferred over HTTP
These links will end with a media file extension like .mov, .mp3, or .flv.

Examples of links that can be processed:


See more information about supported formats and codecs.

YouTube links are also supported as long as they link directly to the video and are set to either public or unlisted.

Step 1- Click Upload Media

Click Upload Media located at the upper, left-hand side of the My Files page.

 Step 2- Enter Links

Once Upload Media is clicked you are directed by default to Upload Media > From Computer.

Click the tab named From Links.

Upload YouTube links and http links for captioning transcription

Enter one link or multiple links and click Add.
Once you added the links they will be listed in the upload queue. 

Click Start Uploads to proceed.


Step 3- Choose Service

From the Service tab select either the Transcription and Captioning default service, Alignment, or ASR Only.

Choose the default service to have a transcript created from scratch using your media file (video or audio) as the reference and combines a technological approach with human clean up. Please also make sure to select the language that your video/audio file is in. English is the default language.

We also offer Other Language Transcription that transcribes content in a language other than English. This is NOT a translation service.  This service is used for content in a language other than English that needs Transcription and Captioning.  

See more information on 3Play Media's Spanish Transcription Service.

See more information on 3Play Media's Other Language Transcription Service.

Upon completion of the transcription process the file will be available for download in a variety of caption and transcript file formats. 

Choose Alignment service if you already have a transcript that you would like to have synced with a media file. Once complete the file will be available for download in all of the same caption and transcript file formats as if the media file had been submitted for the default service. 

Choose ASR Only service if you would not like a human clean up of the transcript. Once complete the file will be available for download in all of the same caption and transcript file formats as if the media file had been submitted for the default service. 

After choosing your services click Continue.

Step 4- Add-On Services: Audio Description & Vertical Caption Placement

Check the box next to Add Audio Description and/or Add Caption Placement under Add-On Services to order these services.

Audio Description

Once the box Add Audio Description is checked select one of three options: Standard Audio Description, Extended Audio Description, or Use 3Play’s Recommendation.

Drop down menu to select either Standard or Extended Audio Description

Learn more about the difference between Standard and Extended Audio Description here

If you are unsure as to whether your video will require Standard or Extended Audio Description, you can opt to Use 3Play’s Recommendation. Learn more about using 3Play’s Recommendation here.

See more information regarding Audio Description

Vertical Caption Placement

Check the box Add Caption Placement under Add-On Services to also include this in the order. 

See more information regarding vertical caption placement

Click Continue.  

Step 5- Select Turnaround Time 

Next set your turnaround service level and click Continue.

Select turnaround time for transcription of content

Step 6- Select Folder

Select an existing folder to upload your content to or create a new folder for these media files.
Once a folder has been selected click Continue.

Select destination folder

Step 7- Review Order and Cancellation Policy

Review your order summary.

If you would like to change your folder, turnaround time, service type, or media files please go back and make changes BEFORE clicking Place Order.

Please read the cancelation policy and check the box acknowledging that you have read this.
It is recommended to know how to cancel a file BEFORE uploading your content.


See more information on how to cancel a file in the pending state.

Step 8- Place Order

Once you have reviewed your order checked the box acknowledging the cancelation policy, click Place Order.

Captioning transcription upload and place orde

Once Place Order is clicked the files will begin uploading and will start uploading.




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