Interactive Transcripts for FlowPlayer

Posted by Damian Rochman on May 27, 2015

CaptionBox, the interactive transcript plugin by SpeakerText now fully supports FlowPlayer. With its minimalistic design and ability to easily match your own brand, FlowPlayer is constantly increasing its user base.

Websites that use FlowPlayer can now take full advantage of CaptionBox to increase engagement and comply with accessibility regulations. Your visitors can now follow along with the transcript as the video plays and easily navigate to other segments of the video by simply searching and clicking on on the text in the interactive transcript box.

The sharing buttons allow visitors to quote snippets of the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter which can deep link back to your site and start the video playback from that quoted moment.

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Closed Captioning for HTML5 Video

Posted by Damian Rochman on May 27, 2015

HTML5 is the latest version of the markup language used to render almost every page of the web. This version standardizes a lot of new capabilities including a standard markup for video playback which doesn’t require any 3rd party plugins, like Flash or Silverlight, to play online video. The new markup also allows users to publish accessible video by easily including closed caption files.

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508 Regulations and Your Video Production Business

Posted by Dedric Polite on May 22, 2015

Section 508 compliance is a set of standards designed to maximize the accessibility of digital media and information technology for people with disabilities. This has a few important impacts on the video production industry. Examples of 508 compliance for video include:

  • Captions and video transcription.
  • Audio descriptions.
  • No flickering, flashing, or strobing elements.
  • Use of a 508 compliant video player.
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Special Webinar: The Nepal Earthquake - An Update from CloudFactory

Posted by Courtney Wilson on May 19, 2015

On April 25th a massive earthquake struck Nepal, significantly impacting our employees, their families and their communities. CloudFactory, who powers SpeakerText has been on the ground since moments after the quake, locating our people, raising money, and providing relief to those most affected, all while keeping CloudFactory and SpeakerText running for our customers who trust us with their mission critical work. It’s been a challenging and inspiring journey that has tested our people, our business model, and perhaps most importantly — our purpose.

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Top 5 Video Marketing Tips for 2015

Posted by Courtney Wilson on May 18, 2015

Video is playing a significant role in the evolution of content marketing. According to a recent study from Cisco, videos will account for 84% of all internet traffic. When you consider that YouTube alone processes over 800 million searches daily and receives over 100 hours of uploads every minute proves that video is a preferred medium to engage with prospects. Couple that with the rise of platforms supporting video content ranging from YouTube, Kaltura, BrightCove, Ooyala and many more, it’s imperative to understand how you can make the biggest impact possible with your video marketing.

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YouTube Roundtrip Integration

Posted by Damian Rochman on April 10, 2015

We are excited to announce that our YouTube integration has been updated and now includes a complete end-to-end workflow. SpeakerText now allows you to link your YouTube library to automatically synchronize all your videos and easily select the ones you’d like to transcribe.

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3 Ways To Maximize ROI on Corporate Trainings

Posted by Dedric Polite on March 25, 2015

The Association for Talent Development recently published their report on employee training that saw organizations spending $1,208 per employee in 2013; showing an increase of 1% against the previous year. Total US spending on corporate training grew by 15% to over $70 billion and worldwide to over $130 billion. This positive trend of organizations investing in employees to bridge skill gap is great news, but how do you maximize the return on these expenses, whose results are primarily intangible?

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SpeakerText Announces Integration with Kaltura

Posted by Damian Rochman on March 18, 2015

SpeakerText is excited to announce an end-to-end integration with Kaltura, the leading open source video platform. By leveraging this integration, Kaltura customers can now benefit from SpeakerText’s ultra-fast, highly accurate and affordable video transcription and captioning services.

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5 SEO Opportunities You’re Missing Without Video Transcription

Posted by Courtney Wilson on March 2, 2015

Videos can have an amazing effect on your website’s SEO. However, to reap the full benefits of digital video, it's not enough to simply post a video to your page and walk away. Instead, you should provide a video transcription to bolster your SEO opportunities. In the following post we lay out five SEO benefits of video transcription you may be missing out on.

Transcription Makes Your Video Content Indexable
Even though videos are considered content, search engine crawlers are unable to understand and index the visual and audio content of a video. Transcripts are textual representations of the spoken content in a video and solves this problem. If you consider a news article, there is typically a title, byline, and body of the text. Each of these elements can be crawled and indexed by search engines.

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A Guide to Navigating the Maze of Video Accessibility Regulations

Posted by Damian Rochman on February 23, 2015

On any given day, 82 million Americans watch 1.6 billion videos. College-age students (ages 18-24) are the biggest online video consumers, in fact the average 18-24 old watches almost 400videos per month. This generation grew up in an online world where video is available on-demand, on every device, and they expect to experience the same in their learning environment.

Universities and colleges are leveraging video to transform the way students learn, communicate and collaborate. Whether it is remote or online learning, lecture capture, “flipped classroom” or massive open online course (MOOC), video is at the center of every growing trend in the education sector.

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