Kaltura: Add Captions Manually to Your Kaltura Video (without using the integration)

Once your file is completed by 3Play Media, closed captions and subtitles can be downloaded in the SRT format and then added to Kaltura.

First you may want to configure the SRT caption format as one of your Favorite Formats so this will be available by default when performing a Quick Download.

See more information on how to configure your Favorite Formats.

Follow the steps below to add captions and subtitles to a Kaltura asset..

Step 1 - Select your file

Once logged into your account, click on the file's name to open the file show page.

Select transcript

Step 2 - Click Quick Download

Click the Quick Download icon.

SRT captions for Kaltura

Step 3 - Download the SRT format

From the drop-down menu that appears, click SRT from the Favorite Formats listed.
Once selected, your file will download to your computer in the SRT caption format.

SRT closed captions for Kaltura If you have not yet configured your Favorite Formats, the drop-down menu will display an option to add favorite formats.

Step 4 - Log in to Kaltura

Add captions to Kaltura

Step 5 - Select the video requiring captions

At the top of the page, click on the Content tab and select the video to which you want to add captions. Click on the video's name (highlighted in blue) and a pop-menu called Edit Entry will appear. 

Step 6 - Upload the SRT file

In the Edit Entry menu, click on the Captions tab on the left-hand side. Next click Add Another Caption. Then under the Actions column, click Upload File. Select the SRT file that you saved to your computer in Step 4.


Step 7 - Click Save

 Select the language and click Save.

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