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How to generate an .SRT file for any video (automatically)

Since the launch of Capté, we have learned a lot about video captioning and all the different processes people go through to get transcripts for their videos. One of the biggest obstacles we've heard from creators and publishers is the difficulty of generating an SRT file in addition to the captions embedded in the videos. That's why many people are wondering how to generate an SRT file for Facebook.

If you know what an .SRT file is and need it regularly, you will probably be excited by our announcement. You should skip the next paragraph 👇.

For those who don't know it, a file with the extension .SRT is a subtitle file. SubRip. This file type contains information about the subtitles in the video, such as the start and end time codes of the text and the sequential number of subtitles. The SubRip format has been around since 1999 and has become a web and application standard. Because of its seniority, there are many types of tools, video editors and software that accept .SRT files such as VLC, Adobe Premiere Pro or Facebook. They can be used to add subtitles during editing, to download closed captions to a video player, or to translate subtitles into another language.

The SubRip format is plain text. This means that you can simply open a .SRT file in the Notepad to view or edit the text, correct a spelling mistake, and even change the timecode.

 

How to get a TRS file

If you know what an .SRT file is, you know that it is extremely difficult to obtain. Since Captured already transcribes every video that is automatically uploaded, it was natural for us to make it easy for Captured to provide a .SRT transcript file for every video processed. We are pleased to announce that Captured is now one of the easiest ways to create an .SRT file for a video.

Captured now allows downloading transcription files in .SRT format.

Don't forget that Captured always generates an SRT file AND a final video with open captions engraved. However, you do not have to download the video if you only need the .SRT file, or vice versa.

 

Is this your first time with Capté? Here's how it works:

  1. Upload your video file to Capture
  2. Let Captured run its AI and automatically transcribe your video.
  3. Review the subtitles you have generated and modify them if necessary.
  4. Select "Export" to generate the .SRT file or upload a final video file with the open captions embedded.

 

Ready to start generating .SRT files and subtitling your videos?

Now that you have learned how to generate an SRT file, start by creating an Free Captured Account. Creating an account and uploading a video to preview/modify subtitles is free. If you think Captured meets your needs, check out our offers that offer packages tailored to your needs.

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