Picture of video playing with subtitles

Create subtitles or transcribe your audio

To have subtitles (or closed captions) in your video is not only a legal requirement from September 2020 but also gives your viewers several benefits.

All videos that are published publicly (primarily on publicly open pages) within government bodies must be subtitled from 21 September 2020. It is part of an accessibility adaptation that not only benefits those with functional variations but is also helpful for everyone who watches.

You can order automatic captioning, professional caption service or manually create them yourself.

The Play service has excellent support for subtitles and how they are presented. You can even have subtitles in several different languages ​​if you want.

The built-in service with machine transcription can be used both for subtitling videos, and also for transcribing audio files.

Create subtitles via LnuPlay

There is a service for machine transcription of what is spoken in videos, which can be ordered directly from play.lnu.se. A Dutch company (AmberScript) delivers the subtitling service via Kaltura.

You can also order a professional service, but to a significantly higher cost.

Read this article at Medarbetare that tells you all you need to know about ordering captioning. https://lnu.se/en/medarbetare/forum/linnaeus-university/bestall-automatisk-textning-av-film/

You can also manually upload files with subtitles which are then presented in the player (read more about how to subtitle below).

Subtitles are presented in the player and can also be expanded with an accessibility function that makes it possible to see the entire text at once. As a viewer, you can also follow the text to see where you are right now. There is a search box to find words in the text and then the movie jumps there. You can also download the entire subtitle as a text file. (see picture below):

Picture of the interface
The pink "bubbles" from top reads:
1. The video is displayed
2. Select closed captions
3. The subtitles are shown in full here and the spoken words are highlighted