Closed Captions

iTunes Caption Requirements & Subtitle Guide for Videos

As more iPad and iPhone users enjoy iTunes video content, Apple continues enforcing strict captions policies. On June 30, 2015, Apple removed all TV and movie video content in the United States iTunes Store that didn’t include options for closed captioning. This is due to the Federal Communications Commission FCC which regulates captions and subtitles.…

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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to VLC Media Player Videos and Movies

VLC Media Player is a free, open-source multimedia player compatible across platforms. Its user-friendly interface allows users to easily add captions and subtitles to videos and movies. In fact, there are several ways of doing so, whether you’re on Windows, Mac, or Linux. Here’s how. How do I add captions & subtitles to VLC? There…

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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to QuickTime Player Videos and Movies

Captions are a simple way to make video content more accessible to people by allowing viewing without sound. This can be especially beneficial to people with hearing loss or who prefer not to listen to the audio. Videos can also be subtitled in multiple languages, giving video creators access to an international audience. The process…

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How To Meet Hulu’s Standards for Captions and Subtitles

With 20 million US subscribers and counting, according to its own estimates, Hulu is a highly alluring platform for video creators vying to distribute their content online. In fact, statistics from Comscore show that together with Netflix, Google, and Amazon, the three other members of the industry’s “big four,” Hulu accounted for 78.8 percent of…

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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Adobe Animate Flash Videos

Including closed-captions and subtitles with your video is a great way to increase your content’s accessibility and boost its SEO. However, typing out your captions by hand can be a hassle. Fortunately, it’s easy to save yourself some time and effort by importing these caption files directly from Rev. This guide will walk you through…

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How to Meet Amazon Caption and Subtitle Requirements

Closed Captions on Amazon Video Direct You’ve probably used Amazon for purchasing an item or two, but perhaps you’re less familiar with the company’s video publishing platform, Amazon Video Direct. Like other Amazon products, AVD aims to create a seamless experience for its customers, such as those who are hard-of-hearing, viewing a video in a…

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How to Meet Netflix Captioning and Subtitle Requirements

Closed Captioning and Asset Quality Netflix has increasingly high standards when it comes to subtitles (language translations) and closed captions (timed text). Localization has become imperative to ensure that viewers are not only able to understand the content but are able to read the text naturally in their own language. A considerable amount of research…

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What Are the Benefits of Different Video Formats? (Video Format Guide)

We live in an era in which information is shared faster than it has ever been before. We’ve witnessed the rise of social media. We’ve seen traditional media’s attempts to compete for the attention of a public barraged with information. And, it has been the video format that has, most often, been favored to cross…

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Add Text to Video Online

Did you know that over 100 million hours of Facebook videos are watched every day? Considering that as many as 85% of those views occur with the sound off, you’re in a losing battle if your video content doesn’t include text. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can add text to a video while using…

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How to Add Captions & Subtitles to Video on an iPhone

Videos are all the rage right now. Not only are they a great way for brands to showcase their latest and greatest gadget, but short videos are a tool to help amateur videographers fine tune their craft. We’ve even seen a video clip as another way to communicate with family and friends over social media.…

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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to HTML5 Videos

HTML5 provides flexibility for people to deliver content to audiences online. If you’re a video creator, HTML5 allows you to add subtitles and captions to your videos with relative ease. In this article, you’ll learn how to add captions and subtitles to HTML5 videos. Prepare the Video and Closed Caption Files for HTML5 To get…

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