Preferences Dialog
File|Preferences
 
General Tab
 

 
Preview Processing
Frames per second value for FFMPEG
You can modify the frames per second value for FFMPEG processed preview video here. Default is 15 fps.
 
Words per Minute Calculations
Default target wpm rate
You can modify the default target words per minute rate for new language tracks here. Default is 140 wpm.
 
Minimum character count for a word
Here you can modify the minimum number of characters to be considered as a word in words per minute calculations. Default is 1 character.
 
Data entry
Playback latency
While the preview video is playing, time value for a newly created caption/marker will be decreased by this amount from the actual time. This is to account for human reaction time and other inevitable delays. You can modify this value to compensate for the latency on your system. Default is 500 ms.
 
Appearance
Native look
If this option is selected, Captionate will support current Windows XP theme. Otherwise 'Office' look and feel will be effective.
 
 
Reset Confirmation Defaults
Captionate displays some warning/confirmation dialogs which you have the option to choose not to be displayed again. Clicking this button will reset these and all warning/confirmation dialogs will be shown.
 
XML Export Tab
 

 
Time Format
If you are creating a Captionate XML file, or modifying an exported XML, selecting the most familiar and easy to work time format will be of help. (For formats other than milliseconds, you'll need to have a timeformat tag. You can export a dummy XML to see the valid format strings).
 
You can set the time format that will be used in the XML Captionate exports. Currently following options are available:
 
Milliseconds: This is the default format (which is compatible with Captionate versions 2.11 and below). Timestamp values are in milliseconds.
 
Seconds: If you select this option, timestamp values will be in seconds, that is, millisecond values divided by 1000.
 
hh:mm:ss:ms: This is the format used in the user interface of Captionate. Hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds are separated by semicolons. Millisecond values will have 3 digits.
 
hh:mm:ss:ff /30: This format differs from the above format in that the last part is not in milliseconds but frames (where there are 30 frames per second). Frame values can range from 0 to 29.
 
 
Use Prefix for custommetadata and parameter names
The 'name' part of name:value pairs of custom metadata, and cue point parameter 'names' are used as XML tag names in Captionate XML format, like:
 
<name>value</name>
 
This approach unfortunately has a drawback: XML tag names cannot include spaces, cannot start with a digit and cannot be empty...
 
When this option is selected, Captionate will prefix the names with the string 'name_' (which will be removed when importing), to avoid some of the limitations described above. After exporting an XML file, Captionate will also try importing it back, and warn you if the saved XML file is invalid and cannot be imported.
 
You should unselect this option only if you need to create a Captionate 2.11 or below compatible XML file.