Note: The preferred way to add captions to your Vimeo videos is through our full end-to-end integration. This manual procedure can be used as a fallback.”
This article shows how to add captions and subtitles to videos hosted on Vimeo.
Once your file is completed by 3Play Media, you can add captions and subtitles to your Vimeo asset.
Note that this is different from publishing a Vimeo player on a separate webpage with the 3Play Media captions plugin.
Before downloading captions from your 3Play Media account you may want to first configure WEBVTT as one of your favorite formats. Once saved as a favorite format the WEBVTT format will be one of the default format options when performing quick downloads.
Follow the steps below to get started...
Step 1- Select the file
Locate the file from the My Files page that you need to download.
Click the file's name to open the file level actions menu.
Step 2- Click Quick Download icon
Step 3- Download the WEBVTT file format
Select the WEBVTT format and the file will begin downloading to your computer.
For downloading more than one file or a file that has also been translated, a batch download is required.
Step 4- Log into Vimeo
After downloading your WEBVTT files, log into your Vimeo account.
Step 5- Click on Videos
After logging into Vimeo, click on Videos located at the top of the page.
Step 6- Click Video Settings icon
Locate the video associated with the captions and subtitles downloaded in step 5.
Click on the Settings icon located in the top, right-hand corner of the video's thumbnail.
Step 7- Click the Advanced tab
From the Video Settings page, click on the Advanced tab.
Step 8- Click Choose a Caption file to Upload
Locate the section Add Captions & Subtitles.
Next click Choose a Caption file to Upload.
Step 9- Select the WEBVTT Caption file
Select the WEBVTT caption file you downloaded in step 3.
If you have also downloaded subtitles in addition to your English captions, repeat this step until all captions and subtitles you want to associate with this video have been added.
Step 10- Set Language and Type
Once the WEBVTT files have been associated with the video, set the Language and Type for each WEBVTT file.
If you are submitting a caption file in English, for Language select English and for Type select Captions.
Vimeo supports Subtitles in other languages in addition to closed captions.
If you are uploading Subtitles, select the language that the subtitles file is in and for Type select Subtitles.
See more information regarding translation services available directly from your 3Play Media account.
Step 11- Click Save Changes
Once the captions and subtitles are added, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.
Step 12- Preview Captions and Subtitles
Once your captions and subtitles are saved, click Return to Video.
When the video is previewed a CC button should now be available in the bottom, right-hand side corner of the Vimeo player.
If subtitles were uploaded in addition to a caption file, a menu with all available languages will appear when the CC button is clicked.