Bulk editing of captions for Panopto recordings

If you find that the auto captioning facility featured in Panopto require lots of editing (usually due to misinterpreted auto captions, or spelling errors), you will find this short guide takes you through the quickest way to address the issue.


Navigate to the specific recording location that the recording is located, then in the top right corner select > Settings

This will then display the settings box, select the Captions tab

Under the option Available Captions, select Download file

The file should automatically download to your computers default download location. Open the downloaded file (the file is a .txt document)

You will notice that the file/text document has times, and additional data included, leave this as is, this will be used when re uploading to Panopto.

You can now make any changes to the specific text throughout the document. Once complete, select > Save

This will save a new version of the file, with its original name and the version in brackets (2)

You can now head back to the Panopto edit screen. Next select > Choose File

Locate the file you have just saved (2) and select > Open


You will now notice that the file name is displayed next to the ‘Choose File’ option.

Next select > Upload Captions


The box should refresh at this point, and your screen will show a confirmation of upload



Finally, select the tab > Manage, then scroll down the page/settings box > select > Re-process (this will sync the new captions to the original recording)

Now you just need to wait until Panopto has finished re processing (this will vary dependant on Internet speed, and length of recording) before checking the output is a required.

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