Language interpretation workaround for WebSDK


As pointed out in various answers (1, 2, 3) the web client and websdk do not support the language interpreatation functionality. So I’m looking for a workaround to have language interpretation for a WebSDK based client.

Are there any suggestions how to achieve this?

Is there a possibility to access the translation audio from my own client?


There is a suggestion by @michael.harrington on using the closed caption api.

But the only API I’m able to find under the provided link (Closed Captioning REST API) is the closedcaption endpoint to post captions and I do not see how this endpoint is useful for (audio) language interpretation.

Am I missing something? To what REST API was he referring to?


Hey @Videda,

Thank you for reaching out to the Zoom Developer Forum. I’m happy to help out here! I think what Michael was referring to is that you would need to implement this functionality using a 3rd party Custom Captioning service that supports Zoom.

You could then use that service to provide the closed captions to your Web SDK by using 3rd party caption service’s APIs and then overlaying that on the Web SDK.

Let me know if that helps.


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