A system and method are disclosed to dynamically place closed captioning (CC) outside of a rendered video. When the user plays a video with CC on the system, the system overrides the placement of captioning by the content provider and instead renders it within a letterbox on the display screen. The letterbox may be placed above, below, to the left or right of the active video. The active video may be moved from the center of the screen to accommodate a designated area in which closed captioning is placed. The advantage of the disclosed system is that the user may view video content with CC, without it interfering with the content of the video.
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Zustak, Fred; Candelore, Brant; Nejat, Mike; and Shintani, Peter, "Dynamically Placing Closed Captioning Outside Rendered Video", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 08, 2017)