Step 1: Identify the Source Captions That You Want - AWS Elemental Live

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Step 1: Identify the Source Captions That You Want

You must identify the captions that you want to use and assign each to a captions selector. If you don't create any captions selectors, you will not be able to include captions in the output. All the captions will be removed from the media.

To identify the captions you want

  1. Identify which captions are in the input (the provider of the input should provide you with this information) and identify which captions are available to you as external files. Identify the captions formats and, for each format, the languages.

  2. Identify which of those formats and languages that you want to use.

  3. Determine how many captions selectors to create in the input in the event, using the following guidance:

    • For embedded passthrough, create a single captions selector for all languages. All languages are passed through; there is no other option. For details, see Information for Embedded .

    • For embedded-to-other-format, create one captions selector for each language.

    • For teletext passthrough, create a single captions selector for all languages (in fact, one captions selector for the entire content). All languages (teletext pages) are passed through; there is no other option. For details, see Information for Teletext.

    • For teletext-to-other-format, create one captions selector for each language.

    • In all other cases, create one captions selector for each language and format combination.

  4. You end up with a list of captions selectors to create. For example:

    • Captions Selector 1: teletext captions in Czech

    • Captions Selector 2: teletext captions in Polish

    You are not required to use all the languages that are available. You can ignore those you are not interested in.