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Publish mp4 video project with closed captions from Captivate 2019?

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Apr 16, 2019

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I read a discussion post from 2 years ago that you can NOT publish an entire mp4 video project with closed captions unless you add a smart shape to each slide with CC on it.

Has anything changed?

I tried with Captivate 2019 and didn't have luck but maybe I missed something?

Thanks.

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No, CC is part of the skin and you cannot have a skin if you publish a passive video. Only way is indeed as you mentioned, to insert text containers mimicking the CC feature, but where you'll have to synch manually.

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Publish mp4 video project with closed captions from Captivate 2019?

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I read a discussion post from 2 years ago that you can NOT publish an entire mp4 video project with closed captions unless you add a smart shape to each slide with CC on it.

Has anything changed?

I tried with Captivate 2019 and didn't have luck but maybe I missed something?

Thanks.

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No, CC is part of the skin and you cannot have a skin if you publish a passive video. Only way is indeed as you mentioned, to insert text containers mimicking the CC feature, but where you'll have to synch manually.

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No, CC is part of the skin and you cannot have a skin if you publish a passive video. Only way is indeed as you mentioned, to insert text containers mimicking the CC feature, but where you'll have to synch manually.

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That's what I thought. Thank you. Just wanted to check. I'm not exporting to YouTube so it doesn't work.

Thanks again.

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I'm sorry about that.

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I'm not sure what you mean by an MP4 Video Project. If you mean that you are embedding a video into a Captivate project using slide video (formerly called multi-slide synchronized video) then the answer is yes, you can add closed captions.

Adobe Captivate - Adding Closed Captioning to Embedded Videos - YouTube (older version of Captivate but the process is similar today).

If you mean can you add closed captioning to a video demo project, I have a workaround for that here:

Closed Captions in Your Captivate Video Demos - YouTube

If you are publishing out to MP4 then Captivate will not generate closed captioning into something like an SRT file. Here's a hint though. If you upload the published MP4 file to YouTube, Google's servers will generate automatic closed captioning for your video. You may have to check the spelling of the occasional word or two but it does work.

Adobe Captivate QuickTip - Let YouTube Make Closed Captions for You - YouTube

Again, I'm not sure if any of these videos will help you out but perhaps they will, or perhaps they might give you some ideas.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

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