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Ability to download captions as a transcript

Various students have requested this feature. It would be ideal to have captions downloadable as a Word doc without the timecode included and as an attachment in the Attachments panel by default.

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  • Creators can download the transcription file https://support.panopto.com/s/article/How-to-Download-Captions.

    But if students don't have the creator role access, we've found an undocumented URL that allows you to download the captions in the format:

    https://<site>.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Transcription/GenerateSRT.ashx?id=<id of video>&language=1

    The file still has the timestamps so it's not clean.

  • Hi Andrew and thanks for your comment. We're looking for a clean version (no timecodes), and one that will reflect any changes we make to a video (i.e. if we edit out part of a video that's already been captioned, we don't want the downloadable transcription to include any of the words that we're removed). In the meantime, we've instructed students who want this to simply copy and paste the captions from a video into a Word doc. It's good to know that there's another option!

  • @Andrew Cho : I'm unable to get that URL to work. Do you need the <> around the video ID?

  • @Charles Barbour the URL does work for me. Some notes:

    1) the <site> will likely be in the format <customer>.<region> so ours is "auckland.au"

    2) for the <id of the video>, remove the angle brackets and replace it with the ID you see in the URL when you normally view the video, i.e. https://<site dot region>.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=<id of video>

    3) it presumably assumes auto-generated captions are enabled. Our institution has them enabled by default.

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