Directions for Writing Closed-Captioning for DE Streaming Videos. Kati Searcy Star Discovery Educator Fulton County Schools, Georgia Participant, Discovery Educational National Institute 2008
Log into Discovery Education Streaming DE Streaming
Click on Advanced Search
Select Closed Captioning along with your other descriptors
Choose the video you want to use (make sure you see CC)
Click on Media Settings
Choose Windows Media Player, Click Close Captioning and Save
Right-click on the Download icon and choose Save Target As to save the.asf file.
Right-click on the cc icon and choose Save Target As to download the.smi file. (Use the exact same name for the two files and put them in the same folder.)
Open the Windows Media Player program by going to Start - Programs - Windows Media Player
In the Navigation bar, click on Tools and open Options If you do not see the tools click here and on the pull-down menu, click show classic menu.
Click on Tools - Options
Click on the Security Tab*. Under Content, choose Run script commands when present and Show local captions when present. Click OK. It is possible that you may not have access to the Security tab. You may have to contact your technology administrator
File Open Your Saved Video File
You should see the closed- caption play as soon as the narrator begins speaking. Now its time to edit the written words.
Right-click on your downloaded.smi file and click on Open With Notepad It may appear with a real player r icon (View next slide)
Highlight and change the font size and/or color Highlight and then edit, change, add text.
Youre almost done. Save changes Close the.smi file Open the.asf file to view your edited movie
For more information, check out these other presentations about close- captioning: Close Captioned How To Word Doc with Steps for CC and Promethean Boards Close Captioned How To Word Doc with Steps for CC and Promethean Boards Close Captioned Videos: How To Find Them + Tips and TricksClose Captioned Videos: How To Find Them + Tips and Tricks