Default to turn on Captions / subtitles

Default to turn on Captions / subtitles



 Jun 30 2017
10 Comments (10 New)

When uploading film that include subtitles/captions it would be very useful if there was a functionality to allow the uploader to select captions/subtitles to run automatically.

Currently if subtitles/captions have been added it is not clear to the person watching the film that they are available at all. See example below.


Regular Visitor

It would be great if default cc were an option for embedding. ...autoplay=true&showinfo=true&st=54&showcaptions=1

Occasional Visitor

I agree, this functionality should be offered as default when setting up a video resource. Especially if someone has taken the time to edit automatic captioning.

Senior Member

Can't agree more. This definitely should be an option for an Admin.

New Contributor

Yes please!  From an accessibility view point, this would be such a great option.

Occasional Visitor
Great idea, makes a lot of sense
Occasional Visitor
Please can this option be added, i'm surprised it's not already
Occasional Contributor

Please add this Default Setting Feature for Auto CC

Community Manager
Status changed to: New
Occasional Visitor

Is it yet possible in Stream to have caption on video turned on by default?

Senior Member

My solution for this was to set the video's language to Spanish, upload a caption file for Spanish, and upload a subtitle file for English. I had to do both caption and subtitle to get it working on mobile and web.

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