CC on youtube embedded video

Feb 13, 2019

Hi All. I have cc enabled on my youtube videos, however the closed captions do not appear inside my storyline file.

I tried adding a line of code in the embed link ?cc_load_policy=1" ,but this does not work. I do not want to insert video as a web object.

I require closed captions for accessibility.


10 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Stephanie,

I understand.

As Ashley mentioned, you would need to utilize the YouTube video as a web object in order to get the additional parameters that you'd like to use. 

If you don't need to add any special functionality to your YouTube videos, use the website video method. It's easiest. On the other hand, if you need to change the behavior of your videos, such as specifying when to start/stop or hiding suggested videos, use the web object method and add one or more optional parameters to each web object.

Otherwise, hopefully, someone in the community will be able to chime in and share other ideas.

Stephanie EV

So basically you are saying i have two options if i want closed captions:

1. Use a web object (but im unable to utilise 'when media completes' triggers, etc)
2. Embed directly into SL to utilise the cc function (but encounter file size issues). Streaming is the preferred option

Is this issue restricted to youtube? Or does the same apply to vimeo files?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stephanie,

Yes, those two options sound correct. 

The 3rd option would be to add closed captions into your video directly, not using the Youtube functionality but another video editor, before linking into Storyline as a website video. 

Those same optional parameters are not available for Vimeo videos, so I'm not sure how else you'd plan to add the closed captions? 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stephanie,

I'm not sure what you mean about video interactivity? Does the video allow learners to click and interact with pieces on the video? That would still function if you were to insert it as a web object, and if the file size is an issue, that's the option that would also have the smallest file size. 

As for adding the CC on an embedded video, I can pass that idea along to my team. 

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Stephanie!

I wanted to test embedding a YouTube video on a slide to see if I would have the option for YouTube closed captions.

I copied the embed code from YouTube and inserted it using the Insert > Video > Video from Website feature. 

Then I published the content and hosted it on Tempshare here. If you'll click that link, you'll see the Closed Caption button in the YouTube video controls. 

Are you able to see the closed captions if you view my published sample file here?

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