The ability to use metadata to group/sort/search/display videos would be great. The absence of metadata abilities seems to run contrary to what Microsoft and the industry has been pushing for years when it comes to content management practices in general. Is there a story behind this change in direction? Is the vision to have captioning services analyze the video content, extract terms, and apply them as metadata in an automated fashion? Or is metadata not important for content management anymore?
We are working on the very first version of the solution and close to push to customers: https://office365video.uservoice.com/forums/273864-o365-video-feedback/suggestions/6767424-upload-your-own-closed-captions
We’ve updated the status on the above specific ask, and will update it when it rolls out to prod.
We don’t have a concrete plan on starting on the automatic caption from Azure Media Indexer. More details to come. Thanks for your patience.
The ADA law is serious and non-compliance is costing customers, particularly Higher Ed customers dearly. Here’s a list of ADA educational lawsuits that have been in the news the past few years:
Education/training video content is one of the largest markets for content in general and the demand for a compliant solution from hundreds (if not thousands) of institutions and organizations is sizable. The technology is there for Microsoft to own this market space, provide an extremely affordable solution, and still make a sizable profit (while doing a lot of corporate good). We just want to see faster progress for linking and enabling all the technologies in a complete and compliant solution.
The closed captioning and transcriptions piece is absolutely critical. It means the difference between your customers being compliant with federal law or not. Or, in other words, it means the difference between you having customers or not. It is that simple. If this feature is not available soon, the lawsuits will pile up and none of your customers will be around to use the service.
I thought this was on the road map? This feature would help the collaboration stack to work more seamlessly, which should be the goal, right? If licensed Skype For Business clients were smart enough to know/detect that the business was an O365 Video customer, the integration could be astoundingly pleasant for the customer.
This would be a natural piece of the even more important (as in REQUIRED by federal law) feature of captioning (time synched) and transcriptions. Microsoft, please work on that piece first, then this feature is built right in and ready to go.
For this, you will HAVE TO (by law) have the captioning and transcription solution in place and working. I think the technology is there. We as customers need to have Microsoft do the right thing and get the captioning and transcription pieces fully integrated and automated. The integration with an LMS is a MUCH easier sell (a no brainer) after that.