How to add subtitles and captions
Create your .vtt file
Start by creating a text file with a .vtt extension. Here is an example:
00:00:01.000 --> 00:00:07.000
Welcome to my video
NOTE end of file
This example file will display the words 'Welcome to my video' from 1 to 7 seconds.
Now you can login to Vimeo.
- Go to Manage videos > My videos.
- Click the Settings icon for the video that you want to add captions to.
- Select Advanced in the left pane.
- Click the Choose file button, and browse to your newly created .vtt file.
Subtitles vs Caption
Subtitles assume the viewer can hear, and are used for translation, whereas captions are aimed at viewers who are deaf. I typically use subtitles, so that my voice can be translated.
Advance .vtt files
For more information about creating .vtt files you might look at this article from a Mozilla developer.
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