The Brightcove Player continues to rapidly improve. A couple of the biggest changes we recently released were updates to closed caption and cue point support based on the WebVTT standard.
Closed captions are an important feature for people with hearing impairment, people who do not speak the language featured in the audio track, or anyone who wants to watch the video with the sound off or in a noisy room. Caption support allows publishers to extend the reach of their videos significantly in all of these cases. It also is mandated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for content that has previously been broadcast on TV in the U.S.
Captions features we now support include:
- Multiple languages
- Customizable styles - users can change fonts, colors, and styles
- Custom styles persist for a user across a site
- Captions work in full-screen iOS player
For More Information
For further information on how to use captions and cue points, please refer to these articles in our documentation: