interactive transcript video player

Get Smarter Video with the CaptionSync Smart Player™

If you haven’t heard about the CaptionSync Smart Player yet, you are missing out on an impressive addition to AST’s toolset. Our Smart Player allows you to expose the hidden value in video captioning by leveraging interactive transcripts and caption tracks as part of an engaging, interactive viewing process. Just look at the list of features that make the CaptionSync Smart Player so much more than an ordinary video player.

  • Interactive transcripts that allow you to see the text and immediately jump to any point in the video by clicking on a word in the transcript
  • Text Search
  • Dictionary lookup
  • Wikipedia lookup
  • Improved SEO by providing fully-indexed content to web crawlers
  • Trim the video and share a clip via Facebook, Twitter or direct URL
  • Embed the player on any website

The CaptionSync Smart Player also has another feature that you won’t find even in most advanced video players. It provides an effortless way to generate captions and a transcripts for any video on YouTube, even ones you don’t own.  Learn more about captioning YouTube videos or generating captions from an online video you don’t own by reading our detailed description on our support site.

To see the CaptionSync Smart Player with interactive transcript in action, watch our latest video below.


  1. HI,
    How does the interactive player integrate with other streaming video hosts? Is it a free code for current AST users, or is there an additional cost? For example, if one uses Kaltura to house videos and AST as the TR/CC vendor, then do we miss out on the interactive player?

    PS: Turn your ‘marker sfx’ down a bit as well as level out your audio track – there are some crushing, nearly over-modulating words.
    PSS – Why does the video guy have to look like an ass-clown?

    Best to you!!
    Fan of CC by AST

    • @HAck, great questions; thanks for asking! The CaptionSync Smart Player is currently available at no extra cost to AST users, provided the videos themselves are hosted on platforms that we have integrated to. It currently works with Kaltura, Brightcove, YouTube, Vimeo (with some caveats), and self-hosted MP4 video. More details here:

      If you require other integrations or a custom integration, please contact us.

      PS: Thanks for the audio tips. We’ll work on getting those corrected ASAP. Sounds like we could use you on our video team. Are you available for part-time work?
      PPS: Sorry you didn’t like our artist’s depiction of the video guy. Send us your photo and we’ll make him look better in the next one ;-)

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