VIDIZMO renders automatic transcriptions for audio and video files if the encoding profile has been set up in the Portal to allow it. During playback, a searchable transcript plays alongside the video enabling users to search within the transcript to locate those points in the video where the searched term was used. Moreover, by clicking on the transcript text, viewers can also jump directly to that specific part of the video. Through transcriptions, viewers can develop a better understanding of the content and context of the video. 

To generate automatic transcriptions of an audio/video file in a Portal, AMS Dynamic Packaging should be set up as the encoding provider from the Control Panel >> Encoding >> Encoding Providers. Since AMS uses artificial intelligence or machine learning to generate the transcriptions, the transcript may have errors. To help correct and minimize these errors, VIDIZMO enables users to edit the transcription text during playback. 

To learn more about Encoding Profiles in VIDIZMO, see: Understanding Encoding in VIDIZMO.

To learn more about Closed Captions, see: How To Add Closed Captions (CC) In VIDIZMO.

To learn more about transcripts, see: Learn To Work With The Transcript Pane In VIDIZMO.


Administrators and Managers are allowed to enable AMS Machine Generated Transcriptions in VIDIZMO.

1. From the Portal's Homepage

i. Click on the navigation menu on the top left of your screen.

ii. Expand Admin tab.

iii Click on Control Panel.

2. From the Manage Portal navigation pane in Control Panel:

i. Expand Encoding tab

ii. Then, select Encoding Providers

iii. Make sure you have AMS Standard selected as your Encoding Provider. This profile will allow you to index the audio and video files that are uploaded to the Portal.

iv. Use the Update Provider button to save your settings.

3. On selecting the AMS Encoder, related services are made available for activation to be used for Transcoding and Transcription in the Encoding Profile. On the same page:

i. Select the Encoding Profiles to view all available encoding profiles served by AMS.

ii. Select the Azure Video Indexer to activate transcription.

iii. Similarly, select the transcription service Azure Audio Indexer for Audio files.

iv. To add a new Encoding Profile, use the Add Encoding Profile button (optional).

Roles and Permissions

  • Administrators and Managers are allowed to enable AMS Machine Generated Transcriptions in VIDIZMO.