How to Create a VTT File: WebVTT Caption Generator
WebVTT (.vtt) is one of the most popular caption & subtitle file formats. WebVTT stands for “Web Video Text Tracks” and the file format is compatible with almost all major online video players, social media platforms & video editors that accept sidecar caption files.
Luckily it’s extremely easy to create a WebVTT file online with Rev, and only costs $1.25 per video minute. So a 10 minute video would cost you $12.50. Rev also has 50,000 captioners working 24/7, so no one can match our turnaround time. Ordering captions completely beats the time consuming process of writing caption files yourself (any video editor knows the pain).
Let’s get started with creating a VTT file.
How to Create a WebVTT File with Rev
1. Upload your video file or paste a video URL
Upload your video file or paste your video URL here. You can also use Rev’s YouTube and Vimeo integrations for easy caption file orders in the future. Rev accepts almost any video file format.
2. Select “WebVTT (.vtt)” as your output file format
You can pick as many of these as you want, including SRT files, plain text files (select “Transcript” for a .txt file), and more.
3. Select additional order options like Rush or Foreign Subtitles
You can “Rush” your order for faster delivery, and add foreign language subtitles if you want your captions can be translated into multiple languages.
4. You’ll receive an email when your VTT caption file is ready
Your captions will usually be finished before the next business day. The amount of time it takes to caption depends on the length of your video file.
5. Edit your captions in Rev’s Captions Editor
Need to make final tweaks? You can do this in Rev’s caption & subtitle text editor. Check out an example of a file in the Rev Captions Editor here. You can download several subtitle formats out of the Editor, including WebVTT.
6. Download your final VTT file
You’re done! You have your VTT file without the hassle of writing it yourself.
How to Upload your VTT file to Major Video Platforms
You might need help adding your WebVTT file to major video platforms. Rev has made some helpful guides to make this easy:
- YouTube – How to Add Closed Captions to YouTube
- Vimeo – How to Add Captions to Vimeo videos
- Twitter – How to Add Captions to Twitter videos
- Facebook – How to Add Captions to Facebook videos
- Adobe Premiere Pro – Adding Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Instagram – Add Captions to Instagram Videos
- Zoom – Adding Captions to Zoom video recordings
- iMovie – How to Add Captions and Subtitles in iMovie
- Final Cut Pro – How to Add Captions and Subtitles to videos in Final Cut Pro
- Quicktime – How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Quicktime
- Handbrake (free option) – Add Caption or Subtitle Files to Videos with Handbrake
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