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Captioning YouTube, 3C Media Videos in Studio
If you add properly captioned YouTube videos into Studio, please note that the captions do not come along with them.
The workaround for bring any YouTube video, well-captioned or not, is to make an .mp4 video file of the video, upload the file to Studio, and have Studio caption it. You will still need to review the captions to correct any misspellings, and Studio makes it easy to do.
Create an .mp4 Video File
Use the website Y2mate.com for creating an .mp4 video file of a YouTube video by copying the URL of the YouTube video and pasting it to Y2mate. After the video finishes rendering, select the 720p (.mp4) file to download. This is the file that you will now upload to your Canvas Studio Library.
Download the Caption File of a YouTube Video
If you find a well-captioned YouTube video and also want to download its caption file (.srt) to add it to Studio after adding the video, use the website DownSub.com for this process. Copy the URL of the YouTube video and paste it to DownSub, then download the caption file. This only works for videos that are captioned; it does not create captions for the video.
If you download a subtitle (caption) that needs editing before uploading to Canvas studio, there is a free online, .srt editor called Sub Title Edit.
3C Media Videos
If you want to move videos you might have in the 3C Media app into Canvas Studio, you first have to log into the 3C Media Solutions web site. Once there, click Media, then click the name of the video, then Download Video. You can then download the video and also download the associated caption file to your computer. Once done, you can upload the video and upload the caption file into Studio.
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