Definitions & Glossaries

How to Create & Use SRT Files

An SRT file or SubRip (.srt) file is one of the most common types of raw closed caption file formats. SRT files are what make it possible to add closed captions to video content after it is produced.

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What Are Forced Subtitles?

Forced subtitles are a type of burned-in-text used to provide clarification on the plot or details of a video. Also known as forced narrative subtitles or forced captions,  they provide the viewer with further information…

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What is a Video Transcript?

Nowadays, video transcripts are used more than ever, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only can they be used to transfer information, but they can also make your content searchable to a broader…

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What Are Machine Generated Closed Captions?

Closed captions often get overlooked, but there are many benefits to including them in your video content. Firstly, closed captions enables your content to be enjoyed by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Secondly,…

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What is Speech Recognition?

Speech recognition is when a machine or computer program identifies and processes a person’s spoken words and converts them into text displayed on a screen or monitor. The early stages of this technology utilized a…

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What is a Ground-Truth Transcript?

When you’re testing an Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) engine, you need something to determine whether the engine’s textual output is accurate. A measuring stick of accuracy, where the farthest end is 100 percent speech-to-text perfection.…

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