How to turn on Windows Media Player captions feature

The captions feature must be turned on to view video captions.

To turn it on, do the following:

  • Click “Play” from the menu bar.  (Please note:If the menu bar is not visible on your Media Player, place your mouse over the title “Windows Media Player” located at the top left corner.  Then right-click on your mouse to view the menu bar and select “Play”.)

  • Hover your mouse over “Lyrics, Captions, and Subtitles” then make sure “On if Available” is marked.

    Windows Media Player 11 with opened menus showing how to turn on captions.

Attempt to play the video to verify that captions are displayed.

Windows Media Player showing video with captions.

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