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Edit Closed Captions

Users with admin/owner permissions on a video or audio asset with closed captions attached can edit the caption text directly within Warpwire. Editing can be performed from the Standalone Media View or when an asset is embedded with Interactive Transcript activated.

Opening the Closed Caption Editor

The closed caption editing tool can be accessed from the Media Library by navigating to the desired media asset, clicking the Media options icon 3-dots icon, and then clicking "Settings".

Media options dropdown menu within the Warpwire media library

Scroll down to the Advanced Media Options section. Now, click the blue "Edit" button.

Edit closed captions from Advanced Media Options

The Standalone Media View will open with editing turned on:

Standalone media view showing closed caption editor

Editing Closed Captions

Once in the Standalone Media View or Interactive Transcript embed view with caption editing activated, you can begin editing your captions.

If you are on the Standalone Media View, first make sure that Interactive Transcript has been turned on. To do this, navigate to the "Transcript" tab below the video or audio asset and turn on the setting.

Interactive transcripts turned on in standalone media view.

Then, navigate to the "Edit" button at the top right of the screen. Please note, only those with admin or owner permission to this asset will see this button.

Standalone media view, showing interactive transcript edit button

Text boxes will appear around sections of the closed captions text. To begin editing, simply click inside the text box you want to make changes to.

The video will jump to the section you are editing for simple review as you are editing.

Standalone media view, showing ability to edit closed captions.

When you are ready to apply the text changes, click the blue "Save Transcript" button.

Save button on the interactive transcript edit feature.

If you decide to embed the media with Interactive Transcripts activated, you will be able to edit captions from anywhere that asset is embedded, even if it has been embedded on an external site.

Editing Closed Captions Troubleshooting Guide

The "Edit" button will not be visible to users who do not have permissions to edit the media. If you do not see the "Edit" button in the Standalone Media View, you may not have the correct permissions to edit captions.

If you do have the correct permissions to edit captions but are still not seeing the "Edit" button, make sure that you are signed into your account as you must be authenticated to make changes.

See also: Create Closed Captions with Aegisub.

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