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Using Caption Subtitle (.SRT) Files


What are Caption Subtitle (SRT) Files?

.SRT stands for ‘sub-rip text’. It is a separate file to your video that contains the subtitles and the time codes of when they need to appear on screen. They also contain video subtitle information and when uploaded with your video, generate on-screen subtitles and captions.

.SRT Captions can be toggled on and off in your video player of choice. This is opposed to Burn-In Captions, which are a part of a video itself and are always visible no matter what.

Using subtitles on your video can greatly increase video engagement on social media as they capture users’ attention even when your video is muted. They also make any video accessible for the hearing impaired.

How to request a Caption Subtitle (.SRT) file

An .SRT file is a Video add-on to your Shootsta Video. Check out our article on How to request captions, subtitles and .SRT files.

How to download Caption Subtitle .SRT files

.SRT files are applied to your completed approved video, not any previous versions. You can find the downloadable SRT file on your final completed video in the Shootsta Hub.

1. You will be notified by email that your Project is ready for review, you can also navigate to the project in your 'Completed Projects' page

2. Open the Project

3. When you click the download option in the player, the option for downloading your Caption files will be listed.

4. Highlight the file you want to download and you are good to go.

How to upload .SRT files to your video

Here are some step-by-step guides on how to upload your .SRT files along with your video.


Instagram currently doesn't offer the option to upload .SRT files, but don’t worry: our editing team has you covered. If you select the Burn-In Captions add-on instead of .SRT Captions, your editor can render captions straight into your video, so that they appear regardless of where the video is played. 

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