News April 22, 2017: Captionate licenses are no longer publicly available for purchase.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a license. Thank you.
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.
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.
April 7, 2010: Captionate 2.19 Beta3r2b 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.
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.
January 1, 2010: Happy new year!
We wish you a happy, healthy and wealthy 2010!
December 26, 2009: Captionate 2.19 Beta3r1 is now available...
This release fixes some bugs, adds a few features. You can read the release notes for more information.
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.
January 1, 2009: Happy new year!
We wish you a happy, healthy and a wealthy 2009.
July 15, 2008: Captionate 2.19 Beta2r5 is now available...
This is a very minor update to Beta2 that fixes some bugs.
March 17, 2008: Captionate 2.19 Beta2r4 is now available...
This is a very minor update to Beta2 that adds support for exporting TT XML times in long format.
November 23, 2007: Captionate 2.19 Beta2 is now available...
We decided to add a couple of requested features (for captioning) to the beta while still waiting for version 3. You can read the release notes for more information.
August 29, 2007: Captionate 3 further delayed...
As most of you probably noticed, we weren't able to deliver version 3 in early August as we have hoped. At this time, we won't be quoting an estimated release date; we are working on version 3 and we will have it, when we have it. We are sorry for any inconvenience. For working with Flash CS3's FLVPlaybackCaptioning component, or in general, you can use version 2.19 beta - no bugs have been found with it, we just didn't want to spend our limited resources for releasing it (It lacks proper documentation but relatively small changes are clearly listed in the release notes). Thank you for your understanding.
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's FLVPlaybackCaptioning component, please test the beta version and let us know of any issues. Thanks.
July 4, 2007: Captionate 3 release is delayed...
Unfortunately we had to delay the release of Captionate 3. Currently the release is planned for the first week of August, and we also plan to release an update to Captionate 2 as fast as possible, with support for certain Flash CS3 features, in a week. We are sorry for the delay. Thank you for your understanding. Happy July 4th to all who are celebrating!
May 10, 2007: Jeroen Wijering's FLV Player adds support for Captionate embedded captions Jeroen Wijering's FLV Player adds support for
Captionate embedded captions with version 3.8 release today.
"[The] tutorial teaches you how to add captions to your Flash video files using Captionate or cue points,
and how to display those captions in a Flash movie using the FLVPlayback component and the FLVPlayback component
skins with captioning support".
Watch the demo on the first page if you want to learn more about Captionate.
April 16, 2007: Flash CS3 is now available
March 27, 2007: Adobe announced Flash CS3 professional
Flash CS3 will be available later (in April), 'Closed captioning' is listed as one of the new features and we will release Captionate 3,
compatible with Flash CS3 (and supporting the new closed captioning features) in June very early August 2007. And again we have decided this upgrade to be free,
so all our customers will qualify for the new version.
Flash CS3 is expected to be available on April 20th.
March 8, 2007: CC for Flash supports Captionate embedded captions WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)'s new component 'CC for Flash' can play back caption metadata that has been embedded by Captionate.
December 25, 2006
We wish you happy holidays, merry christmas, happy Hanukah, happy Kwanzaa, happy what-ever-else you are celebrating and a happy new year!
November 6, 2006: Pricing change...
We started working with a new payment processing company, Plimus, in addition to excellent Emetrix.
All our prices tended to end with .95, which looked like a cheap trick. Though we are aware that it may have been an unintended trick that works, we have decided to adjust our pricing, unfortunately this means an increase, albeit a very small one: Single user license for Captionate now costs straight 60 USD (rather than 59.95 USD).
Also, now our volume discounts are more 'fair', though this may mean an increase in some situations. Unfortunately, Emetrix does not support this 'fair' model, so we are not able to offer volume discounts fully for purchases through Emetrix.
Plimus accepts Paypal, which is something new for us, which was one of the top requests about payments.
November 3, 2006: version 2.18 released!
Changes in this version are:
Import/export of cue points in Adobe FLVCoreCuePoints XML format (introduced recently by Adobe Soundbooth pulic beta) is now supported.
When saving a file Captionate now uses much less memory. Earlier versions required additional memory at least the size of the FLV when saving. This makes saving huge FLV files easier.
Minor bug fixes.
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.
Our huge thanks to Andrew Kirkpatrick (Adobe), Michael A. Jordan, and everyone else who made this possible.
September 21, 2006: Version 2.15 released!
Changes in this version are:
If the audio codec used in the open FLV is MP3, Captionate now has an option of viewing sound data (approximate sound amplitude/volume, after some processing with FFMPEG) and video key frames on the timeline, with View | Preview Audio Graph on Timeline command.
FLV Information Dialog, General Tab now has a button that invokes the system file properties dialog.
There is now a new page in Preferences Dialog for XML export. You can now select the time format that will be used when exporting an XML. This also means that when you create your XML files, you may use any of the available formats.
New File | Export Special menu has 3 commands:
Video Only FLV... (saves a FLV file that consists of only video tags of the open FLV file).
Audio Only FLV... (saves a FLV file that consists of only audio tags of the open FLV file).
Audio as MP3... (if the audio codec used is MP3, saves the audio of the current FLV file as an MP3 file).
In the File | Export menu, Captionate XML... command moved over Data Only FLV... command.
Data entry fields of Captionate UI now supports ~65000 characters (bytes) (FLV data uses UTF8 encoding, with some languages each character may take 3 bytes, which will effectively decrease the character count to ~21000.).
[Note that this data size limitation is not inherent to the FLV format. UI of the older versions of Captionate supported only a fraction of the current figure with no problem reports, so at this time, we find the current limit sufficient].
Several bug fixes.
April 17, 2006: Version 2.11 released!
This is a very minor update that fixes a couple of rarely encountered bugs and also adds support for displaying Screen Video v2 codec information.
February 10, 2006: Version 2.10 released!
This version adds support for viewing metadata, adding custom metadata, batch processing, Caption
data to Cue Points conversion. Also Captionate can now export data to formats not provided by default using external export libraries.
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.
July 4, 2005: Version 1.11 released!
This very minor update lets you change the display font easily...
June 27, 2005: Version 1.10 released!
Importing text and assigning time codes got easier...
May 26, 2005: Site finally up!
Not finished yet though...
May 17, 2005: Version 1.01 released!
This version fixes a minor bug with markers XML export. Web site is still under construction.
May 6, 2005: Introductory pricing for Captionate until June 7!
You can purchase Captionate for US$49.95 (regular US$59.95) until June 7, 2005.
May 6, 2005: Version 1.0 released!
Web site is under construction.