Providing Access to Transcript Files of A/V Content

Use Case

You have a transcription file for your A/V resource and want to allow users to download it.

Implementation notes

A transcription file is a text-based representation of an audio or video file, which may or may not be in a timed-text format. As an alternative representation of the main resource, a transcription is added to a resource via the linking property rendering.

See [Using Annotations for Timed Text][0079] when the transcript is in a timed-text format and you want to take advantage of a client’s ability to synchronize it with its A/V resource during playback.

While transcripts, captions, and subtitles each present some text interpretation of the A/V content, the ways they are consumed by the users differ. For a more detailed discussion about these differences see Transcripts, Captions, and Subtitles - General Considerations.




In this example, the Manifest is using a single A/V file; therefore, it is equivalent to link the transcript at the Manifest level or at the Canvas level and we do it at the Canvas level to complement the example in Providing Alternative Representations.

In Mirador, a given transcript is made available within the sidebar menu, which can be toggled open by using the ‘Sidebar toggle’ (hamburger) button on the top left corner of the viewer.

In Universal Viewer, to access the transcript use the ‘Download’ link on the bottom left corner of the viewer.

In Ramp, the transcript file is made available to download under the player controls. Click the filename listed in the menu to download the transcript file.

JSON-LD | View in Universal Viewer | View in Mirador | View in Ramp

Code samples: Python: iiif-prezi3

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