Closed Captioning can be included through one of two options. It is your responsibility to ensure your institution complies with all relevant regulations.
- YouTube automated captioning.
- Caption yourself - You can download the full ceremony footage for captioning when we send you the ceremony preview link. This allows you to then supply us with one complete .SRT file. If you need a captioning company we recommend Rev.
YouTube automatic captions are generated by machine-learning algorithms, so the quality of the captions may vary.
If automatic captions are available, they will automatically be published on the video when broadcasted. We have found that the majority of ceremonies so far have been captioned but captions may not work every time. Processing time by YouTube depends on the complexity of the video's audio and we aim to put videos up with enough time for the algorithms to work.
YouTube is constantly improving its speech recognition technology, but automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise.
If your ceremony video doesn't generate automatic captions, it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:
- The captions aren't available yet due to processing complex audio in the video.
- Automatic captions don't support the language in the video.
- The video is too long.
- The video has poor sound quality or YouTube doesn't recognize the speech.
- There is a long period of silence at the beginning of the video.
- There are multiple speakers whose speech overlaps.