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Interactive Transcripts

This demo showcases an interactive, searchable transcript for our HTML5 Video Webinar.

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Closed captions are great for making video accessible to non-native speakers or when audio is not available. They are supported in all editions of JW Player and loaded using WebVTT files.

Beyond captions, WebVTT has many useful applications:

  1. Preview thumbnails are shown on the controlbar to assist seeking in the video.
  2. Chapter markers are displayed both on the controlbar and as a table of contents.
  3. A searchable transcript below the video allows for easy searching of keywords. Click on the transcript text to jump to a specific section in the video.