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Player Closed Caption Language

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Started ‎06-29-2014 by
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Player Closed Caption Language

by on ‎06-29-2014 12:21 AM (719 Views)


Special Configuration when the customer want to set a specific language.


Our player detects the OS and Browser language configured in the machine using a Flash object validation.


We provide localization in the following languages:                         

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish



RESOLUTION 1 (In case the customer want to set the Player to a specific language)


Add the parameter locale to the player query string. For example:


You can override the language settings. For example, you might set your browser to French but have the player language set to Hebrew. To do this, you need to specify alocale string in the Player's DIV. For example:


<script>OO.ready(function() {
var player = OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', '9vM2R5azqKRlkr8JRb--s9cXw-P319wi');



RESOLUTION 1-2 (In case they want to set the Player to a specific language)

The customer can setup the default language via backlot under Publish Tab, on player Settings, under the option “Closed Captions Default Language”


RESOLUTION 2 (Depending of the location of the user)

Setting a locale parameter doesn't create a custom player, this is only a feature to customize our player features.


Without the locale parameter any change will depend on the viewer’s computer configuration.


Our player detects the OS and Browser languages configured in the machine using a Flash object validation.


Windows environments are configured to use the default language of the version installed, and regional and language settings can be modified in order to change input languages or text services, such as different keyboard layouts, Input Method Editors, as well as speech and handwriting recognition programs. More info about this can be found in the following link:


Also, Internet explorer installations and updates must use the default language of the windows OS version where is executed.


Currently, if a user with a non-english version of Windows changed the regional and language settings to use English as the primary language, the change wouldn’t be reflected on the player buttons, as the OS original language is detected by the player.


If the customer is using Windows Portuguese versions, the player will always display the button tags in Portuguese. In case of using Windows non-English version, users can not change the Player button on IE into English.


If they want to use English version of the Player button, they should use other browsers.