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How do I add captions to media in an Arc account?

You can add one caption file to a video or audio file that you can edit in Arc. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Arc also support VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

Note: Currently Arc only supports one caption file per media upload.

Locate Media

In your Arc account, locate the media you want to view. You can view specific media in the My Uploads menu [1], or search for the media in the search field [2].

Open Media

Open Media

Hover over the media and click the Play image.

Upload Captions

Upload Captions

Click the Captions icon [1] and click the Upload caption file link [2].

Select File

Select File

Locate and select the file on your computer [1]. Click the Choose or Open button [2].

Enable Captions

Enable Captions

Click the Captions icon again [1]. By default, captions are off. To enable captions, click the On link [2].

Replace Caption File

Replace Caption File

To replace the caption file, click the Replace caption file link.

Note: Currently Arc only supports one caption file per media upload.