We’ll walk you through how to add VOD subtitles to video management files in this guide. Keep in mind that this tutorial assumes you’ve already completed the video upload process.
To begin adding subtitles, select the video file you want to work with. Scroll down to “Subtitles” on the “General” page.
This shows all of the current subtitles on the video file and allows you to add your own. Click the “Create Subtitles” in the VOD button to get started. To upload, you’ll need WEBVTT (also known as VTT files) or SRT files.
These files are straightforward to create in a text editor if you don’t already have them.
Example of a WEBVTT Subtitle File:
Notepad or any other plain text editor tool may easily produce VTT files. An example of a cue for a VTT file may be seen below. The first digit indicates when the subtitle should appear. The second timestamp indicates when the subtitle should go.
00:00:06,000 –> 00:00:11,000
I hear there is a motion in the wind.
00:00:12,500 –> 00:00:16,500
Yes, I have heard it as well. Like a soft breeze of change.
00:00:18,500 –> 00:00:24,000
Isn’t this example a little too poetic for subtitle creation?
00:00:25,500 –> 00:00:34,000
Very, but it still gets the point across.
If you want to use languages other than English, the VTT files must be saved with UTF8 encoding.
Example of an SRT Subtitle:
Here’s an example of an SRT. It works similarly to the VTT files’ timestamp mechanism.
This is how it will be formatted:
Subtitle Number: 10
Start Time –> End Time
This is what it will look like in action:
00:15:25.000 –> 00:15:29.000
This is a test subtitle A
00:15:29.000 –> 00:15:32.000
This is a test subtitle B
In the example above, the first subtitle (test subtitle A) would appear 15 minutes and 25 seconds into the video. It would vanish exactly 15 minutes and 29 seconds later.
The second subtitle (test subtitle B) would appear at 15 minutes and 29 seconds, then vanish at exactly 15 minutes and 32 seconds.
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