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YouTube Closed Captions

Has anyone taken auto-generated .vtt files from YouTube and used them as caption tracks on JW player? We are trying this out and notice that text is overlapping when showing the cc on JW Player.

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JW Player Support Agent  
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Web VTT files that follow the W3 standard will work in the player:

Do you have a link you could post where I can see the issue?



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Hi Heidi,

Here is the video with captions saved to it -

Here is the link to the YouTube version with the same vtt file -

The captions on JW Player is out of sync -



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Hi Heidi

Here are details and links for the issue:

I am facing issues with using youtube autogenerated taranscript with jwplayer.

Here are links ---This is for jwplayer
Yoututbe video link is
Transcript vtt file link is :

So in Youtube video the transcript is sliding up as the lines are spoken by instructor in video. So there is sliding effect.

But in case of jwplayer its not happing like that and it looks that the already spoken lines are coming toggether.

Could you plz provide me help on this that how could it can be fixied with jwplayer and how it can work like youtube.


JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi Dalvir,

I have escalated your issue to our engineers, per your ticket in our support queue. I will post my replies there. Thank you for the links and additional information.


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