Why is this important?
Automatically-generated captions do not meet user needs or accessibility requirements, unless they are confirmed to be fully accurate. They captions may need a significant amount of editing, depending on the conditions of the audio at the time of recording. There are tools that use speech recognition technology to turn a soundtrack into a timed caption file, however the automatic captions often contain inaccuracies which don’t match the spoken audio — sometimes in ways that change the meaning (or are embarrassing). For example, missing just one word such as “not” can make the captions contradict the actual audio content.
This guide relates to videos which are already uploaded to CU Microsoft Stream, so if your video file isn’t there yet, you can upload it there first.
Importing videos from OneDrive
Transcript editing is only available for recordings that were saved in CU Microsoft Stream, refer to this page and follow the full procedure there first if you have a CU OneDrive video recording file you wish to upload to MS Stream (and which you wish to add auto captions and then return here to carry on with the instructions further below).
Importing videos from elsewhere
Transcript editing is only available for recordings that were saved in Microsoft Stream, however if you have a video file that is not in OneDrive you can first follow the same page guidance as above but navigate halfway down and follow the instructions from the section “Upload your video file to MS Stream” (and then return here to carry on with the instructions next below)
Editing your video captions
Log into CU MS Stream portal
Click into CU MS streams (web-link below) N.B. you may need to use your CU user email (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) / password to log in:
Open video in the portal
in this Stream video ‘my’ content page, go to the meeting video recording and click on the thumbnail picture to open up in the Microsoft Stream portal:
Activate edit transcript mode
Click on pencil icon at top right of auto generated captions
Find and remove errors
You can review the auto generated captions, and click into text and edit any errors, remember to click ‘save’ after each edit of a line section
Return to view mode
After editing your video for corrections you can click on tick icon to return to view mode
Your changes in the transcript window will be saved, but for the changes to be seen in the captions displayed at the bottom of your video screen you will need to refresh the web page