[Athen] captions for ios devices
petri.1 at osu.edu
Thu Dec 20 14:39:23 PST 2012
The Handbrake method works just fine. But if you have a Mac iSubtitle gives
you more options.
Here's the too-long URL on how to do this with Handbrake:
A short URL to the entire DIY Captioning Techniques page is:
Other good info in this page as well. The info about how to add an audio
description track is forth-coming. That technique does, however, require
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On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:
> > I want to learn how to add captions for iOS devices. I found a
> > vendor site that gives instructions, but it says it only works using
> > QuickTime Pro on a Mac. I have been unsuccessful in searches to
> > confirm this. Can someone please tell me whether this is accurate?
> Hi Dean,
> Generally speaking, there are two ways to add captions to iOS media:
> embedding a caption file so that it requires the closed caption decoder;
> or, embedding a caption file as a subtitle track.
> The first method is what I call the "closed caption decoder" solution.
> This requires that you create an SCC file and embed this file into the
> original media file. In order to view these captions on an iOS device you
> have to enable the closed caption decoder feature in the Videos menu
> (Settings > Videos > Closed Captioning). The SCC file is the same file
> type as is used for captioning VHS media content and is a bit of a pain.
> From what I have found, you need to have Compressor (Mac only) in order to
> integrate the SCC caption into the original media file.
> The second method is what I call the "subtitle track" solution. This
> involves using the subtitle track to embed caption information into the
> media file. I have had much greater success using this solution as it is
> far easier to deal with the SRT caption file and the application used to
> embed the captions (as subtitles) into the original media. I have used the
> application iSubtitle (Mac only) to perform this process. Subler, also Mac
> only, also works.
> For Windows, the options are varied. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate
> is one tool that you could try. Previous versions seemed to work with
> getting a subtitle track into an MP4 media file, so that may be one option
> (I only tried this tool years ago, so your mileage may vary).
> Handbrake may be an option now that there is improved subtitle support for
> MP4 media files. With a user created SRT caption file, you can run the
> media file and caption file together through Handbrake to get soft or hard
> subtitles (soft-subtitles can be enabled/disabled whereas hard-subtitles
> are burned into the video itself). See https://trac.handbrake.fr/**
> wiki/Subtitles <https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/Subtitles> for more
> information. I have not tried this method myself (yet!).
> Take care,
> Sean Keegan
> Associate Director, Assistive Technology
> Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University
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