Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Windows: Windows Media Center
- On the start screen,
scroll to Tasks, click settings,
click TV or DVD, and then click Closed Captioning. In some regions, you may need to select Subtitles instead of Closed Captioning.
- Under Caption Display,
click either On, Off, or On when muted.
- After you have completed your changes, click Save to return to the settings screen.
Macintosh: QuickTime Player
- Launch QuickTime Player 7 and choose QuickTime Player 7, Preferences.
- Check the box next to “Show closed captioning when available.”
- To Show/Hide the captions choose View, Show/Hide Closed Captioning.
Note: Closed captioning is enabled by default in QuickTime Player X, the new version of the player. To Show/Hide the captions choose View, Show/Hide Closed Captioning. QuickTime Player displays the captions as a black strip over the video.
When Streaming from Netflix.com
- Go to the Netflix website and enter your email
- Choose a movie to watch from the "Watch
- Move the mouse cursor over the video to
display the player buttons and select the "Subtitles" button on the
- Choose a language from the subtitles menu.
- Click "Play" to watch the movie with
When Streaming from Hulu.com
- Click "Play"
for the show or movie you want to watch.
Hover your cursor over
the video and look at the bottom right corner to locate the closed captioning
icon. It is a little box with two "CC"s inside. If there is no closed captioning
icon, it is not available for the program.
- Click the "Closed
Captioning" icon. Select "English" and select your preferred
caption style for the text. You can select the different caption styles while
the video is playing to see which one you prefer.