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JWPlayer iOS captions

I'm reproducing this post as it appears to have been deleted(!):

is there any way how to make captions on iOS devices working? Thanks for reply.

Oct 13, 2015 04:20PM EDT
I found this, but its for JW 6.

Oct 13, 2015 04:21PM EDT


The approach explained in the link does actually work for JW7 too - it just requires a minor tweak to account for JW7 API changes.

To make things simpler, I've created a plugin and a bookmarklet solution, and you'll be able to find details here:

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Oct 14, 2015 11:35AM EDT

2 Community Answers

Donni Katzovicz

JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi James,

iOS currently handles its own Closed Captioning. We currently do not support side-car caption on iOS. We currently support HLS webVTT or HLS 608.


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Hi Donni

I'm not sure what your point is.

The solutions detailed above simply enable webVTT captions on iOS when they are provided as part of the standard JW Player configuration.

This information was offered as a solution to @filip.glazar in response to their original post on Oct 13th - a post which strangely appears to have been deleted.


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