Subtitles are written transcripts of spoken words and short audio descriptions shown in time to a video.
Subtitles, also known as closed captions, are vital for hearing-impaired individuals, and they can also be a huge benefit for individuals attempting to watch a video in a very quiet or very loud environment without headphones.
Contents of this article:
To add subtitles to your video:
1. Navigate to the editor view of your block.
2. Select the video section of your block.
3. In the left-hand sidebar, navigate to the Subtitle heading.
4. Select 'Browse media library' or 'Upload file here' to add a subtitle file.
Note: The selected file must be a .vtt file.
Tips for creating .vtt files:
1. Some video editing programs such as Adobe Premiere allow you to create a subtitle track and download the file separate to the video.
2. Youtube is capable of auto-generating editable subtitle tracks for uploaded videos.
3. Paid professional services are available online that will create subtitle tracks and deliver a .vtt file.
4. Subtitle tracks can be written from scratch via Notepad. You can find helpful instructions on how to do that here.