Google Chrome Adds Live Closed Captioning Feature For Any Web Audio Source
Google Chrome has released a new update that will allow users to enjoy live captions when watching videos and listening to audio through the browser.
According to XDA Developers, the real-time captioning feature harnesses machine learning to produce real-time transcriptions of your favorite audio and video files from your Chrome browser.
Whereas before, users could have background audio and video, the feature produces automatic transcriptions which can then be recorded and reviewed, making Chrome much more accessible to hearing impaired people.
To activate Live Caption in Chrome, paste chrome: // flags / # enable-accessibility-live-caption in the search bar and look for Live Caption. After enabling Live Caption, you will need to restart Chrome before you can start using it. After Chrome relaunches, you’ll see a little bar at the bottom with live captions when you’re playing a video or podcast. Since Live Caption is still an experimental feature on desktop platforms, it does not yet work with YouTube on the stable channel.
When activated for the first time, Live Caption downloads speech recognition files. The captions will then appear in a text box at the bottom of the window which can be maximized or minimized as desired. Fortunately, Chrome also adds an icon to the toolbar so users don’t have to revisit settings just to turn Live Caption on and off.
This decision is important, especially since there are still places on the internet that still haven’t enabled live captioning for audio content, let alone the occasional new features that roll out without thinking about the community. the deaf or hard of hearing.
Additionally, Chrome is one of the most popular browsers, which means that many people who use PCs or Macbooks can use the new feature.
Live Caption will be available worldwide (in the latest version) on Windows, Mac, and Linux and will soon be available on ChromeOS.