December 15, 2014: Captionate 2.21 is now available!
We have just released revised version 2.21. A couple of minor bugs fixed. Also plain text export library is made available today at downloads section.
May 5, 2012: Captionate 2.20 is now available!
We have just released revised 2.19RC version as version 2.20 (Help file will be available in about a week).
Read more about it at our Google+ page. [Update: we no longer use Google+]
December 12, 2011: We are now working with PayPro Global
Plimus effectively stopped accepting PayPal along with some other issues, so we are now making use of PayPro's eCommerce services.
November 17, 2010: UTF-8 encoded SRT to Captionate XML Converter added to SRT pack...
UTF8SRT2CAPXML is a command-line console application that can convert a UTF-8 SRT file to Captionate XML file, which can be imported by Captionate. You can download updated 'SRT Pack' at downloads section.
May 25, 2010: Captionate 2.19 Release Candidate (RC) is now available...
You can read the release notes for more information.
January 26, 2010: SRT Export Library and SRT to Captionate XML Converter now available...
SRT_UTF8.CXL is a Captionate plug-in that lets you export captions in SRT (SubRip Subtitle) format. SRT2CAPXML is a command-line console application that can convert an SRT file to Captionate XML file, which can be imported by Captionate. You can download both, as the 'SRT Pack', at downloads section.
January 26, 2010: Captioning Flash video with Captionate PDF
Captioning Flash video with Captionate PDF by Lana Shea, Illinois School for the Deaf, a short, step by step helper for novice Captionate users, using Flash CS3 and AS2 or AS3, is now available for download at documentation section.
November 2, 2009: An unofficial fix to one AS2 skin available
If you are using AS2 skins (which were made available by Adobe) and having trouble with captions sometimes not displaying [when this happens, it happens very rarely], we have an unofficially fixed version of CaptionedSteelExternalAll.swf. You can request it from our support.
June 2, 2009: Captionate 2.19 Beta2r7 is now available...
This release fixes some bugs, adds support for VP6 FFMPEG processing. You can read the release notes for more information.
March 20, 2009: Captionate 2.19 Beta2r6 is now available...
This release fixes some bugs, adds a few requested features including TT XML import. You can read the release notes for more information.
January 1, 2009: YouTube SUB Export Library now available...
This Captionate plug-in lets you export captions in SUB format for use with YouTube. You can download it at downloads section.
July 11, 2007: Captionate 2.19 Beta is available...
Captionate 2.19 Beta is available now to all Captionate customers at their download URLs. This version adds some support for
targeting Flash CS3's FLVPlaybackCaptioning component: TT XML export and embedded captions save and load in FLVPlaybackCaptioning
format (with certain limitations). Version 2.19 will be released in a few days (depending on the feedback we receive). If you are a Captionate license owner and interested in targeting Flash CS3 FLVPlaybackCaptioning component, please test the beta version and let us know of any issues. Thanks.
March 8, 2007: CC for Flash supports Captionate embedded captions See News for more information.
February 26, 2007: AST supports Captionate XML format for FLV captions See News for more information.
November 3, 2006: version 2.18 released!
This is a bug-fix update. Also support for Adobe FLVCoreCuePoints XML import and export for cue points is added. (The XML format is used by Adobe Soundbooth public beta).
October 24, 2006: Adobe makes Michael Jordan's Captionate FLVPlayback support skins available for free!
This is big news! Michael Jordan's work makes using Captionate captions a breeze (very easy). You can download the MXP from Adobe Accessibility blog.
September 21, 2006: Version 2.15 released!
This update adds support for FLV audio extraction as MP3, and audio level graph display, for FLV files with MP3 audio encoding only. UI data entry fields now support ~65000 characters (bytes). XML export time format can now be selected. Several bugs were fixed. See News for more details.
October 14, 2005: Version 2.00 released!
Version 2.0 supports Flash 8 Video Encoder cue points as a new data type. Also new values in the MetaData and on2 VP6 codec is supported. Verison 2 is a free upgrade to all current version 1.x users.
What is Captionate?
Captionate is a Windows application that embeds data into FLV (Flash Video) files. Embedded data is conveniently received at the appropriate time via callback functions (similar to onMetaData event, you receive, for example, onCaption events) while streaming the FLV file from the internet or playing it as a progressive download.
Captionate supports three data types: Markers, for simple cue points with optional labels and Captions, for captioning / subtitling optionally with multi language tracks and speakers, and (Flash 8 Video Encoder) Cue Points with name:value pair parameters.
Captionate provides an easy to use environment for entering the data, with FLV preview and a timeline.
Captionate fully supports Unicode on OSes that support it (Win2K+). Though Captionate can run on any Windows OS, Windows XP or 7 is recommended.
Manitu Group does not recommend use of Microsoft Windows 8 (32 bit or 64 bit) for any computing purposes.
For more information on features of Captionate visit the Features section.
If you really want to learn more about Captionate, you can view online or download the help file at the Documentation section.