How to Display Closed Captions


 

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CLOSED CAPTIONS IN ENGLISH...

We are pleased to announce that as of November 2012 (and updated in 2016) all of the videos when viewed online include closed captions in English. From the videos you can download from our site, only the QuickTime versions of our movies include embedded closed captions in English. Please note that the other versions of our movies you download do not have closed captions..

 


Use the following index to jump to instructions for a particular movie player...

Closed Captions in a Web Page Movies in a Web Page (online viewing)
Closed Captions in the QuickTime Player QuickTime Player
Closed Captions in iTunes iTunes
Closed Captions for iPhone iPhone
Closed Captions in iPad iPad



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VIEWING CAPTIONS ONLINE FROM THE WEBSITE:

Every video listed in a website page displays a "poster frame" taken from a video, with a triangular "play" button centered in the image:

sample video poster frame

Click the "play" button and the video begins to stream and play in your web browser.

CLOSED CAPTIONS: Any movie you play directly online from the website has closed captions that can be turned ON or OFF from its playback control bar. This is true even if you decide to view a video in a separate web page by clicking the blue button labeled VIEW VIDEO IN SEPARATE PAGE.

  • Some movies indicate they are "without sound." In such cases, there are no captions.
  • The default display has the closed captions turned "ON".
  • Turn the closed captions "OFF" by using the button "CC" located in the control bar for a video.
 

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VIEWING CAPTIONED QUICKTIME MOVIES AFTER DOWNLOADING A FILE:

If you download one of our movies in the high quality, 640x480 QuickTime (h.264) format, the downloaded movie can be viewed directly in Apple's QuickTime Player, iTunes, or other QuickTime compatible player. To reveal the closed captions:

  • You can use either the QuickTime Player on a Macintosh computer or a Windows-based computer.
  • If you need to download the QuickTime Player from Apple, use the following URL:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

  • Open the captioned movie in QuickTime Player. Please be sure you are using Apple's QuickTime Player and not Windows Media Player. Our captions cannot be revealed when watching the movies with Windows Media Player, which frequently hijacks the playback of QuickTime movies.
  • Once the movie opens in the QuickTime Player, you must turn ON the captions.
  • Select the menu item named VIEW in the QuickTime player application.
  • From the sub-menu, select "SHOW CLOSED CAPTIONING."
  • Wait a few seconds for the captions to appear.

    Show Captions in QuickTime Player


  • To turn off the captions, once again select the menu item named VIEW.
  • From the sub-menu that appears, select "HIDE CLOSED CAPTIONING."

Note: If you insert a QuickTime movie into a slide in Apple's Keynote presentation software or Microsoft's PowerPoint, you will notice that there is no way to turn on the closed captions. Neither program respects the presence of closed captions embedded in a QuickTime movie.




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VIEWING CAPTIONED QUICKTIME MOVIES IN APPLE'S iTUNES AFTER DOWNLOADING A MOVIE:

If you download one of our movies in the high quality, 640x480 QuickTime (h.264) format, the downloaded movie can be viewed directly in Apple's iTunes Player. To reveal the closed captions:

  • You can use either iTunes on a Macintosh computer or a Windows-based computer.
  • If you need to download iTunes from Apple, use the following URL:

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

  • For recent versions of iTunes on a Macintosh or Windows computer, you can display closed captions or subtitles by clicking the "speech bubble" icon in the control bar for a video you are watching. Various options are provided.
  • Sometimes you may have to open the PREFERENCES menu item for iTunes in order to set a default for closed captions or subtitles to appear.



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VIEWING CAPTIONED QUICKTIME MOVIES ON AN iPHONE

With iPhones, you must enable the option to display closed captions as a system-wide choice. Once you instruct the operating system to display captions, any movie with embedded captions will automatically show you its captions.

  • To enable system-wide display of closed captions, touch the SETTINGS tile for your iPhone.
  • Be aware that the exact location of the switch to turn closed captioning ON may change over time as the iPhone operating system is updated. The example illustrated here is from an older iOS, using the settings options for "iPod." Newer iPhones may locate the Closed Captioning switch under other settings, such as "Video."
  • Once you select the settings options for iPod (in this case), look for and engage the slider switch to turn Closed Captioning ON.

    Enable Closed Captions on an iPhone

  • Now that Closed Captioning is turned ON system-wide, any movie you play will automatically display its embedded captions.



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VIEWING CAPTIONED QUICKTIME MOVIES ON AN iPAD

With iPads, you must enable the option to display closed captions as a system-wide choice. Once you instruct the operating system to display captions, any movie with embedded captions will automatically show you its captions.

  • To enable system-wide display of closed captions, touch the SETTINGS tile for your iPad.
  • Be aware that the exact location of the switch to turn closed captioning ON may change over time as the iPhone operating system is updated. For the example illustrated here, the location of the Closed Captioning switch appears under "Video."
  • Once you select the settings options for Video, look for and engage the slider switch to turn Closed Captioning ON.

    Enable Closed Captions on an iPad

  • Now that Closed Captioning is turned ON system-wide, any movie you play will automatically display its embedded captions.


 

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