Enable the Web Captioner

Note: the Web Captioner is separate from your live broadcast and takes audio input directly from a microphone, so you must click “Stop Captioning” on the Web Captioner website to stop the captions from appearing on your streaming page. Otherwise, your viewers can continue to see the caption text even if your stream has stopped.

To enable the Web Captioner, first, click Streaming>My Streaming Channel. Now, click the edit icon (pencil) to the far right of the Channel you want to use the Web Captioner with. In the Channel editor, scroll down to the Captioning section. Under this section, toggle the Web Captioner on to “Enable Web Captioner” and click Update.

Connecting Webhooks to Streaming Channel

Now you will need to add the “Web Captioner Web Hook” to the Web Captioner site. Follow these instructions to connect Webhooks to your Streaming Channel.

  1. After you click “Update” from the previous steps, your Channel information page will load. Copy the Web Captioner Web Hook. 
  2. Now, go to the Web Captioner site here.
    1. Click “Channels” on the left menu of the Web Captioner site,
    2. Select “Webhook,” and
    3. Paste in the URL from your MyVRSpot Streaming Channel.
    4. Click the yellow “Start Captioning” button at the bottom of the Web Captioner page and allow the application permission to access your microphone.

You must click “Start Captioning” in the Web Captioner website to enable the Live Transcribing to your Streams.

Show or Hide Closed Captions

If you’ve followed the previous steps, you’ll see the option to Hide or Show Closed Captions.

  1. Go to your Streaming Player page (your streaming URL) and the “Show Closed Captions” button will appear under the Stream. You can click black “Show Closed Captions” to show or hide to display the Closed Captions box. 
  2. Test it out yourself! Start talking once you have clicked the “Start Captioning” button in Web Captioner and “Show Closed Captions” in your Streaming Player page. If you are displaying the Closed Captioning box, it show the words that you are saying in Web Captioner on the Streaming Player page.

Stop Captions (Security Note)

The Web Captioner is separate from your live broadcast and take audio input directly from a microphone, so you must click “Stop Captioning” on the Web Captioner website to stop the captions from appearing on your streaming page. Otherwise, your viewers can continue to see the caption text even if your stream has stopped.