How to add video transcription and captions in Dropbox Replay

Updated Feb 26, 2024
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The feature described in this article is only available for customers who have purchased the Dropbox Replay Add-On.

This feature is subject to our data retention policy. Video transcripts and captions will be stored for 45 days after last access and then securely deleted.

You can add transcriptions and closed captions to video files in Dropbox Replay. Once generated, you can select individual words to skip to that timestamp, and the transcripts can be copied and shared.
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Notes: 

  • Transcriptions and captions are only available on videos and can be downloaded.
  • You can only transcribe videos that are up to 105 minutes long.

How to add video transcription in Dropbox Replay

To add video transcription:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the video file you’d like to have transcribed.
  5. Click the Transcript tab at the bottom of the Comments sidebar.
    • Note: If the right sidebar isn’t open, click the arrow or Transcript button on the right-side of the screen.
  6. Click Transcribe to start transcription. 
    • Note: A progress bar will appear while the video is being transcribed.

A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen when transcription is complete and closed captions have been added. You’ll also see which file version the transcript and captions have been added to.

When viewing a video file, you’ll see the transcript with timestamps in the Comments sidebar.

How to copy your entire video transcription in Dropbox Replay

To copy your entire video transcription:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the video file you added a transcription to.
  5. In the Transcription sidebar, click Copy text in the upper right, and paste it where you’d like to share it. 

How to download your video transcription in Dropbox Replay

To download your video transcription:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the video file you added a transcription to.
  5. In the Transcription sidebar, click “” (ellipsis) in the upper right. 
  6. Click Download as .srt file.

How to turn closed captions on or off in Dropbox Replay

To turn closed captions on or off:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the video file you’d like to view.
  5. Click CC in the controls at the bottom of the video window to turn on closed captions.
    • Click CC again to turn off closed captions.
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