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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 a specific collection in the My Collection 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.