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Changing the Language of Auto-Captioned Videos

Panopto automatically captions all videos uploaded to the system. The default language for auto-captioning is English. Videos recorded in a language other than English will have inaccurate captions unless the creator changes the default language of the upload folder prior to uploading the video or reprocesses the video captions using the correct language after uploading the video.

Note: Panopto does not translate from one language to another. These instructions apply only to videos that were incorrectly captioned because the language was not set correctly.

Changing and Reprocessing the Language of an Uploaded Video

  1. Hover over the video’s thumbnail and click the Settings button.

Panopto Video thumbnail with Settings button highlighted
  1. Click the Captions tab.
  2. Under the Available Captions heading, click the arrow next to English.
Panopto video settings with Captions tab highlighted and the arrow next to English Available Captions highlighted
  1. Click the Change Language button.
Panopto video settings with the Change language button highlighted
  1. Select the correct language for the video from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click the Save and Reprocess link.
Panopto video settings with the Save and reprocess button highlighted
  1. Captions will be unavailable while the new captions are being created.

Changing the Default Language of a Panopto Upload Folder

  1. To change the default auto-caption language of a folder, open the folder.
  2. Click the Settings button.
Panopto folder with Folder Settings button highlighted
  1. Click the Settings tab.
  2. Under the Content Language section, choose the desired language from the drop-down menu.
Panopto Folder Settings window with Content Language drop-down menu highlighted
  1. All videos uploaded to this folder will now be captioned using the specified language.
Updated on June 17, 2024
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