A new partnership between 1CapApp and Videolinq helps broadcasters add real-time closed captioning on live video sent to social media platforms. The workflow is simple, cost-effective, and efficient. All you will need is a stenograph operator, access to a 1CapApp account, and any Videolinq plan.
See a short webinar showing Videolinq and 1CapApp integration:
Follow these step by step instructions to configure your Videolinq and 1CapApp account settings:
Open a Videolinq account and login to the media dashboard. Create a Channel, a destination(s), and a video Source. Important: only video from an RTMP source is supported to add real-time closed captioning to a live stream.
Click the "CC" icon under the channel preview player. Select the 3rd option "Closed captioning is not in the video" and copy the credentials.
Open an 1CapApp account. Under “My Company” find the Videolinq box and enter the “password” you copied from the Videolinq credentials.
Go back to the 1CapApp home page and click on the “Quickstart” icon. Drop down the “Videolinq” option and copy the Videolinq “stream key”.
IMPORTANT: When setting up your 1CapApp connection use the TCP socket method and not the HTTP mode. This will improve connectivity between the stenograph operator and 1CapApp.
Back at the Videolinq dashboard, click on the "Encoder" tab and copy the RTMP path and stream key to your RTMP encoder. Start your RTMP encoder. Video will show in the preview player.
Ask your stenograph operator to send captions data to the 1CapApp service. A CC icon will show up on the preview player upper right corner. Enable captions to see them on the preview player.
Click “Go Live” to activate the channel. Video with closed captioning is now available in the channel. Create a player to embed on your website, or add destinations to send video + closed captioning to supported social media platforms and 3rd party streaming service providers. Video with closed captioning will display on supported platforms and services. Viewers will be able to enable/disable closed captioning on their players.
IMPORTANT: Some social media platforms restrict the input of closed captioning to 1 line only. 1 line of captions at the time works best with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) these platforms stream with. In the 1CapApp settings force the output to Videolinq to use 1 line and a maximum of 32 characters.