skip to main content

Help Center

How to Stream DCMP Media on the Web

All of DCMP's videos have "always on" accessibility features such as captions or description. This section details how to stream videos on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

The Player Page

The player page features the accessible video player, information about the video, available resources, related media, and a comments section.

Once you click the Play button on the video player, you'll see these features and options at the bottom of the player:

  • Play/Pause Video
  • Rewind Video 10 Seconds
  • Video Quality
  • Playback Rate
  • Volume
  • Full Screen

You can also find additional information about the video:

  • Description of the video
  • Run Time
  • Viewer Rating
  • Accessibility Options
  • Topic
  • Subtopics
  • Grade/Interest Level
  • Release Year
  • Producer/Distributor*
  • Social Media Share Links

*Note:You can click the name of the Producer/Distributor to view all the other videos by that Producer/Distributor on their DCMP channel.

Additional Options and Features

Language / Accessibility

This will display your current language and accessibility option as per your Browsing Preferences. Click "change" or the "Language / Accessibility" button to select different language and accessibility for the current video.

Cinema Mode

Click the "Cinema Mode" button to enlarge the size of the video player. Cinema Mode is larger than the default player size, but smaller than full screen.


DCMP videos include transcripts of the caption files. These files can be downloaded and/or printed. The transcript can be used by teachers to pre-teach vocabulary and by students as study guides. Many of our videos allow you to access both the captioning transcript and the description transcript. Transcripts can be read via refreshable braille display by students who are blind or deaf-blind.

Click the "Transcript" button to enable the Interactive Transcript feature. This will display the transcript of the captioning file. You can use the "Search" feature to find words within the captioning file, and it will take you directly to that section of the video.

Report a Problem

If you're having trouble viewing a video, click the "Report a Problem" button. You'll be taken to a page to specify the problem you're having. This information will be reported directly to DCMP's tech team, who will troubleshoot your issue and contact you to resolve the issue.

Available Resources

Request a DVD

To have an accessible DVD shipped to you, click the "Request a DVD" button. Learn more in the How to Order DCMP DVDs Help Section.

Educator's Guide

If you see the "Educator's Guide" button, this means there are print resources available for that video. Not all videos have this resource.


If you see the "Website" button, that means there are additional resources available at the producer's website.

Related Media

DCMP displays additional videos that are related to the currently viewed video.

Viewer Comments

DCMP members may leave comments pertaining to the video on that page. Comments are viewable by other DCMP members and can be a helpful resource to other educators.

Tags: help