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How To Enable Computer Closed Caption Capabilities


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Windows Media Center

  1. 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.
  2. Under Caption Display, click either On, Off, or On when muted.
  3. After you have completed your changes, click Save to return to the settings screen.

QuickTime Player

  1. Launch QuickTime Player 7 and choose QuickTime Player 7, Preferences.
  2. Check the box next to “Show closed captioning when available.”
  3. 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.

Streaming from

  1. Go to the Netflix website and enter your email and password.
  2. Choose a movie to watch from the "Watch Instantly" section.
  3. Move the mouse cursor over the video to display the player buttons and select the "Subtitles" button on the right side.
  4. Choose a language from the subtitles menu.
  5. Click "Play" to watch the movie with subtitles displayed. 

Streaming from

  1. Click "Play" for the show or movie you want to watch.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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