Treatment of multimedia files

You will need a multimedia player installed on your computer to view and listen to the audio or video clips. The following multimedia players are supported and are available in both free and premium versions:

Enabling accessibility features in media players

Enabling Captions

QuickTime

The free QuickTime player does not provide the option to enable/disable captions. Only QuickTime Pro has this option. In QuickTime 6.5 or later, captions are enabled by default.

Steps for enabling captions in QuickTime Pro:

  1. From the Edit menu, select "Enable Tracks...".
  2. Enable "Text Track".
  3. Select OK.

Real Player or RealOne Player

Steps for enabling captions in Real Player or RealOne Player:
  1. From the Tools menu (the View menu in older versions), select "Preferences...".
  2. Select the "Content" category.
  3. Select "Show subtitles"
  4. Select "Use supplemental text captioning when available."

Windows Media Player 10

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 10:
  1. From the Tools menu, select "Options...".
  2. Select the “Security” tab.
  3. Check the "Show local captions when present" box.
  4. Select OK.
  5. To toggle captions, press Ctrl+Shift+C (or select "Captions and Subtitles > On if Available" in the Play menu).

Windows Media Player 9

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 9:
  1. To toggle captions, press Ctrl+Shift+C (or select "Captions and Subtitles" > "On if Available" in the Play menu).

Windows Media Player 7 or Windows Media Player 8

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 7 or Windows Media Player 8:
  1. From the View menu, select "Now Playing Tools" > "Captions".

Window Media Player 6.4

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 6.4:
  1. From the View menu, select "Captions".

Enabling Descriptive Audio

QuickTime

The free QuickTime player does not provide the option to enable/disable descriptive audio. Only QuickTime Pro has this option. In QuickTime 6.5 or later, descriptive audio is enabled by default.

Steps for enabling descriptive audio in QuickTime Pro:
  1. From the Edit menu, select "Enable Tracks...".
  2. Enable the descriptive audio track.
  3. Select OK.

Real Player or RealOne Player

Steps for enabling descriptive audio in Real Player or RealOne Player:

  1. From the Tools menu, select "Preferences..." (the View menu in older versions).
  2. Select the "Content" category.
  3. Select "Play descriptive audio when available."

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player currently does not provide support for a separate descriptive audio track.

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