HTML5 Video Captions – Current Browser Status
Each of the major browsers behaves differently, some offering a full UI which provides access to the multiple defined text tracks, whilst others choose one themselves giving the user no choice.
Updated information on Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Vivaldi; added information for Microsoft Edge and Brave.
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 provides a menu which lists the available text tracks and allows the user to choose which one they want. If one of the defined text tracks has the
default attribute set, then this one is loaded by default. Otherwise the default is off.
Microsoft Edge provides the same experience as Internet Explorer 11.
Safari 9.1 provides the same experience as Internet Explorer 11, except that its menu also provides an option for “Auto (recommended)”, but this appears to do nothing.
Chrome doesn’t provide a menu for the user to make their choice. Instead, it loads the text track set that has the
default attribute set. If this is not present, it will display the first one it can find.
Opera provides the same experience as Chrome.
Vivaldi provides the same experience as Chrome.
Brave provides the same experience as Chrome.
Firefox provides no text track menu at all, but will load the first defined text track only if it has