This article will explain how you can add subtitles if you already have a .srt file and how to create a .srt file if you do not have one yet.
If you have a .srt file
After opening the subtitle menu, click on upload file to upload your .srt file. Click on done to add the subtitles to the video.
If you do not have a .srt file.
Within an Interactive Video assignment, you now have the option to upload custom subtitles for public-access videos through the online captioning software Amara. This can be helpful if you don’t already have a .srt (subtitle) file for a video but would still like to add captions to a public video. Amara lets you copy-paste a URL from a video host such as YouTube and manually transcribe your own subtitles, in any supported language, inside of their online editor. This can improve the accessibility of your video course content and allow students to read along, instead of - or in addition to - just watching and listening.
This article will walk you through creating an account on Amara and uploading a video into the Amara caption editor and linking the generated subtitle (.srt) file with your video in Interactive Video to end up with a fully-captioned video ready for consumption.
First, click on “START SUBTITLING”,
You will be then presented with two boxes. To continue, click on BEGIN,
First you will be asked to create an account, you can start creating subtitles for your videos after creating the account.
To get started adding subtitles to your video, click on “Add videos”
You will be prompted to add the URL of the video as well as the language spoken in the video. After selecting this, click on “Add to Amara Public” to link your chosen video to the Amara platform.
You should now see the video appear on your screen with a new button appearing, “Add/Edit subtitles”. Click on this button to be taken to this interface:
Here you will be shown a thumbnail of the video, its title, the language you selected earlier, and its duration. On the right hand side of this interface under “Add new subtitles”, you can select the language in which you wish to begin transcribing. After choosing a language, press the green “Add” button. You will then be taken to the editor:
An overlay will appear when you first start editing a new video, listing the basic inputs and options you will need to get started with captioning.
(Tip: you can adjust the speed of the video to be slower so that its easier to type at the same pace as the speech)
After you’re done transcribing, syncing, and reviewing, click on ‘save draft’ in the top right-hand corner and then “exit” to return to the video overview. Here, you can click download and choose “srt” to download your file. Now you’re ready to upload this in Interactive Video.
After uploading your video in Interactive Video, find the add subtitles button (screenshot) to open the following interface:
Here, you can click on ‘Upload file’ to choose the .srt file you created in Amara and here is an explanation of the further options/steps.
Once you’re finished, click “Done”. Now your video will contain subtitles.
For more detailed information on Amara’s subtitle editor and the available options, please refer to their help center which you can find here.
(Note: Amara is third-party software which is not affiliated with FeedbackFruits).