For our guide on using Ava to caption Videos & Podcasts on a PC without playing sound on your speakers, click here.

For our guide on using Ava to caption a Zoom or Google Meets meeting, make sure that the audio source is configured correctly. You can learn how to do that here.

Jump Ahead

Step 1: Download & Install Ava

Step 2: Start a Captioning Session

Step 3: Configure Sound Settings

Step 4: Caption Away!

Step 1: Install & Sign Into Ava CC

Click here to download and install Ava CC

Once you've downloaded Ava CC, sign in using the method you used to sign up.

โญ๏ธ IMPORTANT: If you have a previous version of Ava CC and Blackhole installed, make sure to uninstall Blackhole before installing the new version of Ava.

Step 2: Start a captioning session

Once you've logged in, click on "Start Captions Now." By default, Ava will start a session in CC mode (floating black box):

Step 3: Configure Sound Settings

๐Ÿ”Š You want sound to play out loud

You don't need to do anything!

The audio settings will automatically default to allow sound to play from your speakers while captioning.

  • In Ava, it will automatically set to "Ava Mic."

    This allows Ava to "listen" to the sound coming from the computer (such as YouTube or Zoom) and the sound coming from your microphone (as in the things you are saying

Get audio from your computer only by muting your voice

Working from home? It's hard to manage chatter or sound in the background (like kids asking for lunch!). Now, you can mute yourself to caption without interruptions.

๐Ÿ”‡ Coming Soon: Ability to change the computer audio volume

We're always making updates to enhance your captioning experience! Soon, you'll be able to change the computer audio volume so sound doesn't have to play out loud!

Step 4: Caption Away!

Start playing your online video or podcast and watch Ava caption away!

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