IBM AbilityLab Media Captioner and EditorIBM AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor

Harness the power of speech recognition to create high-quality captioned content


Media Captioner and Editor data sheet (196KB)

From bare to there, in a few hours
If you have a bare Webcast, podcast, or digital video or audio, in need of captions, you can use the IBM® AbilityLab™ Media Captioner and Editor to create them automatically!

The IBM AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor has two parts:

From labor-intensive to labor-lovely
The captioning process has always been labor-intensive – send your files to the captioning house, wait for days, get the captions back, correct and start over. Now, with the Media Captioner and Editor, you can complete a captioning project in a matter of hours. It's as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Send audio (wma, .wav, .mp3, .pcm) video or other files (.mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .avi, .dat, .asf, .rm, .rmvb, .ram, .3gp, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .dvix, .dv, .mkv, .flv, .vob, .qt, .cpk, .fli, .flc) for captioning and receive a transcript back on your system.
  2. Read the transcript and listen to the synchronized audio. Correct and send back to the server.
  3. Receive the resulting Flash file with the captions merged onto it and play it using RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.

System requirements
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP2),
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (SP2)
(English version) (only 32-bit version supported)
Other software Required:
RealOne Player V1 or later, or RealPlayer1® 10 or later Windows Media® Player (Version 9 or later)
RealProducer® Basic11 or Windows Media 8 Encoding Utility or Windows Media Encoder 9 Series
Computer A Pentium-based PC or compatible machine
CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent
Memory 512 MB (1GB recommended)
Hard disk drive 100 MB of available hard-disk space
Video subsystem XGA (1024x768 pixels, 65,536 colors) or more
Sound card 16-bit sound or better

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