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How to Add Closed Captions to Video (Windows)

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This tutorial involves use of Media Subtitler, a free Windows-based program.

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How to Add Closed Captions to Video (Windows)

  1. 1. ADDING SUBTITLES TO VIDEOS
  2. 2. WHY BOTHER? • Increased accessibility for everyone
  3. 3. WHY BOTHER? • Increased accessibility for everyone • Improves search engine optimization
  4. 4. WHY BOTHER? • Increased accessibility for everyone • Improves search engine optimization • Delivers content on muted videos
  5. 5. PREPARING SCRIPT A D D I N G S U B T I T L E S TO V I D E O S – PA R T 1
  6. 6. S T E P 1 If not already done, transcribe your video.
  7. 7. STEP 2 - PASTE INTO NOTEPAD
  8. 8. STEPS 3-7 • Remove: – Titles or attributions – Spaces between lines • Include line breaks between each sentence • Break up longer sentences into multiple lines • Add lines for sounds, like cheering Step 8: Save as .txt file
  9. 9. ASSIGNING TEXT TO VIDEO TIMELINE A D D I N G S U B T I T L E S TO V I D E O – PA R T 2
  10. 10. MEDIA SUBTITLER
  11. 11. MEDIA SUBTITLER Free program available at http://www.divxland.org/en/med ia-subtitler/
  12. 12. MEDIA SUBTITLER Script Video
  13. 13. MEDIA SUBTITLER Under File menu, import text file of script and import video.
  14. 14. MEDIA SUBTITLER First line should be highlighted Captioning Mode should be Press and Hold
  15. 15. MEDIA SUBTITLER Start video from the beginning Hold down Apply button when you want caption to start. Let go when you want caption to end. Repeat.
  16. 16. MEDIA SUBTITLER Area to edit if you need to change text
  17. 17. MEDIA SUBTITLER Timings for lines appear
  18. 18. SAVING THE FILES • Under File menu, choose Save As
  19. 19. SAVING THE FILES • Under File menu, choose Save As • Select SRT option (which is used on social media platforms)
  20. 20. SAVING THE FILES • Under File menu, choose Save As • Select SRT option (which is used on social media platforms) • Facebook requires file names to include “.en_US.” – Example: vaqueroroundup.srt should be saved as vaquerorounup.en_US.srt
  21. 21. ADDING SUBTITLES ON SOCIAL MEDIAA D D I N G S U B T I T L E S T O V I D E O – P A R T 2
  22. 22. FACEBOOK
  23. 23. YOUTUBE

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