AWS Elemental MediaConvert
User Guide

Set Up Captions in Outputs

The location of the captions in a job depends on your output captions format: your captions might be in the same output as your video, a separate output in the same output group as your video, or in an entirely separate output group. How you set up multiple captions languages also depends on the output captions format. The following procedure shows how to set up captions for different outputs.

To set up captions for different outputs

  1. Open the AWS Elemental MediaConvert console at

  2. Choose Create new job.

  3. Set up your input, output groups, and outputs for video and audio, as described in Setting Up a Job in AWS Elemental MediaConvert and Structuring Complex Jobs in AWS Elemental MediaConvert.

  4. Create input captions selectors as described in Create Input Captions Selectors.

  5. Determine where in your job to specify the captions. This choice depends on the output captions format. Consult the relevant topic below to look this up.

  6. In the left pane of the Create new job page, choose the appropriate output from the list of outputs.

  7. Under Encoding settings, choose Add caption. This displays a captions settings area under Encoding settings.

  8. If your output captions format requires a separate group of captions settings for each language in the output, choose Add captions again until you have one captions group for each language. To determine whether you need one captions settings group for all languages or one for each language, see the relevant topic below.

  9. Under Encoding settings, choose Captions 1 from the list.

  10. Under Captions source, choose a captions selector. This selects the language or languages that you associated with the selector when you set up your input, so that AWS Elemental MediaConvert will include those captions in this output.

  11. Under Destination type, choose an output captions format. Check Captions Support Tables by Output Container Type to ensure that you are choosing a supported format.

  12. Provide values for any additional fields as described in the relevant topic below.