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HTML HTML Video and Audio Captioning Video The Track Element

Jen Stratton
Jen Stratton
2,427 Points

Captions/Subtitles not appearing in preview

I think this matches what Nick showed in the video...

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>HTML Video and Audio</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">

</head> <body>

<h1>HTML Video and Audio</h1>

<div class="wrapper">

  <h2>Video Example</h2>

  <video controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.ogg" type="video/ogg">
    <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default>

  <h2>Audio Example</h2>

  <audio controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge-audio.mp3" type="audio/mp3">


</body> </html>

Jen Stratton
Jen Stratton
2,427 Points

The CC control is contained in a 3 dot option button, but even when they are set to "English" they don't show up on the video.

I'm using Chrome

Gigi Montgomery
Gigi Montgomery
4,706 Points

I'm having the same issue. In the three dot button I only have Download or Captions options, but nothing happens when I click on the Captions option.

I was curious about the three dots since I didn't see them with my Mac at work. But when I got home and checked under Windows I found them with Chrome. Still I could see the captions. However when I used IE11 I couldn't. With Windows my version of Chrome 68.0.3440.106 so maybe an update required?

1 Answer

I see them. Is there a CC button in the player controls and is it enabled?