Panopto: Upload Captions Manually to a Recording

After receiving an email notifying you that your files are complete, follow the steps below to add captions to your Panopto recording.


Step 1- Log into 3Play Media

3Play Media login


Step 2- Select the File

Select the file associated with your Panopto recording from your list of files.
When it has been selected, the box to the left of the filename will become checked and the line will become highlighted in blue.

Select file to download


Step 3- Click Download

Click on the Download button located above your list of files.

Request download for file


Step 4- Download the DFXP Format

From the pop-up menu click the download icon for the DFXP format.
After clicking the icon the file will immediately begin downloading to your computer.

DFXP captions download for Panopto


Step 5- Log into Panopto

Panopto logo


Step 6- Navigate to System > Settings

From your Panopto account, select the System tab in the bottom of the left column.
Select the 
Settings tab.


Step 7- Set TranscriptUploadEnabled to True

Make sure that TranscriptUploadEnabled is set to True.
This allows you to upload a captions file to a session.
Read the Panopto documentation.

Panopto transcript settings


Step 8-  Navigate Settings for the recorded session

Navigate to the folder containing the session that needs to be captioned and click the Settings icon.


Step 9- Click Choose File 

Select the Streams tab and click Choose File located under the Upload Transcript section.


Step 10- Select the DFXP file

Select the DFXP file that was downloaded in step 5 and click the Upload Transcript button. 


Step 11- Test captions

You will get a confirmation that your captions were successfully uploaded.
Play the session to confirm that the captions are displaying correctly.

Panopto captioned recording


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