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Generate, edit and view subtitles for your videos on Happy Scribe!
Can I create a transcription from a subtitles file?
At the moment, it is not possible to create a Transcription file from a Subtitles file. Our technology does not currently support converting a subtitles file into a transcription file. In this case, you have 2 options : Download your Subtitles file as a txt document. Contact us on our support and we can help you out :) Remember, you can convert a Transcription file into a Subtitles file however. So create a Transcript first! Here's how : Step 1 : Create a Transcript
What are CPS on the Subtitle Generator?
For anyone making subtitles for their videos, CPS is very important. But what are CPS and why are they so crucial? Let us explain! What does CPS mean? CPS is the acronym for 'Characters Per Second.' Ok and why are they important? When adding subtitles to a video the subtitle speed, or 'reading speed', is measured by the number of characters per second. If you want your subtitles to be readable by your audience, it's important to set the correct CPS for each caption.
How to subtitle my video for YouTube?
Many of users post their videos to YouTube and they know how important adding subtitles are for views. Subtitling your video for YouTube is just 3 steps away! Step 1 : Upload your video to Happy Scribe Click on Upload a new file Select Subtitles Connect to
Can I switch between the Interactive Editor and Subtitle Generator?
When you uploaded your file, you were asked whether you needed Transcription or Subtitles : For the moment, once you have uploaded a file it is not possible to switch between the Subtitle Generator and the Interactive Editor. As we release newer versions of these 2 features, we plan to give all of you the option to do this. If you uploaded to the Subtitle Generator but wanted
How to change the subtitles font?
In the Subtitle Editor, you will see a button under your video entitled Format Captions. Click here to see a pop up window with your different options. Under Caption formatting, click on the drop down option You have 12 fonts available to you so choose th
I selected 'Transcription' but I wanted 'Subtitles'. What can I do?
We understand that sometimes you select 'Transcription' but actually you wanted 'Subtitles' at this page : If you haven't uploaded a file yet, you can always click the 'return' button to return to previous page. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/5cbf41ef1a8d9800/screens
What are CPL on the Subtitle Editor?
For anyone making subtitles for their videos, CPL is very important. But what does CPL mean and why is it so crucial? Let us explain! What does CPL mean? CPL is the acronym for 'Characters Per Line.' Ok and why are they important? If you want your subtitles to be readable by your audience, it's important to respect certain style guides. CPL helps you to do this. Is there a maximum CPL I should set per caption? BBC and Channel 4 recommend a maximum of 42 CPL. Of cou
How to edit timecodes on the Subtitle Generator.
There are 2 ways to edit the Start and End timecodes on the Subtitle Generator. 1. From the Editor. Click on the Start and End timecodes to the left of the captions. Enter your new Start and End timecode. Hit Enter 2. From the Timeline By clicking the on any
How to create a line break in a caption?
To create a line break, follow these 2 simple steps : Click where you want to place the line break. Simply hold the Shift key and press Enter and the line break will appear. For lots more info about the Subtitle Generator click here.
How to generate subtitles on Happy Scribe
We are so excited and proud to offer subtitle generation on Happy Scribe! You can generate subtitles in 2 ways : Upload directly to the Subtitle Generator : Click on 'Upload a new file' Select 'Subtitles' Choose your file and click 'Transcribe' When your file is read, click on it to open it. Hey presto - you're in the Subtitle Generator :) Upload a Transcript You c
How to delete a caption on Subtitle Editor?
To delete a caption, click on the caption you want to delete and hit the delete button. Here's how : Once you delete the caption, the caption numbers automatically update so that your captions remain in numerical order. For more useful tips about our Subtitle Generator [click here](https://help.happyscribe.com/en/categor
Can I adjust the position of subtitles on the Subtitle Generator?
All your subtitles will appear in the bottom centre of the screen. Like this : Currently it's not possible to adjust the position of subtitles on the Subtitle Generator. On our Subtitle Generator you can : Edit your subtitles to ensure that your subtitles and speakers are aligned. Export your file in .srt format Import your .srt file into the software or video e
Can I burn the subtitles directly onto my video?
Yes you can! To burn your subtitles onto your video means to add subtitles to a video before you download it. You can now burning subtitles directly onto your video from our Subtitle Generator. Follow these steps to burn subtitles onto your video from our Subtitle Generator : Upload your video to Happy Scribe Open the subtitle file when it's ready Edit your captions until you are happy Hit the Download button in the top right hand corner And you're good to go :) You
How to edit subtitle clips using the Timeline on the Subtitle Generator.
Your subtitles appear in the Timeline as clips. These clips can be : Made shorter Made longer Moved to adjust the timecodes To edit, simply click and drag on the clip which you want to edit until you're happy with the length and the changes will be automatically saved. !(https://storage.crisp.c
How to edit the CPS on the Subtitle Generator?
On the Subtitle Generator you can either choose to decrease or increase the CPS of your caption. To decrease the CPS of your caption, simply delete some of the characters in the caption. To increase the CPS of your caption, add more text and the CPS number will reflect the new CPS in your caption : !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/5cbf41ef1a8d9800/ezgifcom-crop
How the Timeline works on the Subtitle Generator.
The Timeline allows you to see a live representation of how captions are positioned on your file timeline. In addition, it has some great features : A blue cursor moves with the audio as it plays to show you exactly where you are in your audio file. You can edit the Start and End timecodes directly from the Timeline. At the bottom of the Timeline, a sound-wave helps you to better sync your captions with your audio tr
How to add Subtitles and Closed Captions for Vimeo?
Step 1 : Upload your video to Happy Scribe Click on Upload a new file Select Subtitles Connect to your Vimeo account directly from Happy Scribe, pick your file and hit Submit When your file is ready, click on it to open it Step 2 : Edit and Export y
How to change the font size of subtitles?
On the Subtitle Generator, you can change your captions size from font size 8 all the way up to 28. Here's how it's done : Click on Format Captions Under `Caption formatting' select the font size you need. The screen to the left will project how your captions will look. Hit Save when you're ready. For more useful tips about our Subtitle Generator [click here](htt
How to export my subtitle file from the Subtitle Generator?
How to export your subtitle file? Access your subtitle file and on the top right of your screen, click on Export A pop up window will appear where you can select the format that you want to export your file in (srt, stl, vtt or in a simple text format) Once you're happy with your export option, click on Download You will see a pop up window with the 'Your export is finish
How to upload a file to the Subtitle Generator?
When you click on 'Upload a new file', you can choose either 'Transcription' or 'Subtitles' : To upload to the Subtitle Generator : Choose 'Subtitles' Select your file and click 'Upload' Make sure the correct Language has been selected Hit 'Submit' when your file has been uploaded When your file is ready you can open it and it will take you to the Subtitle Generator
How to download my subtitle file from the Subtitle Generator?
How to download your subtitle file? Access your subtitle file and on the top right of your screen, click on Export A pop up window will appear where you can select the format that you want to export your file in (srt, stl, vtt or in a simple text format) Once you're happy with your export option, click on Download You will see a pop up window with the 'Your export is finished' confirmation. It only takes a moment to export :) !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/websit
Is there a maximum number of captions I can create?
No. Depending on your project, you can create as many new captions as you want on the Subtitle Generator Editor. There are two ways to create new captions : Decide where you would like to create a new caption and then hit the Enter button on your keyboard and the caption will appear below. Alternatively, scroll over the grey line between the captions and you will see two small bu
How to subtitle my video for Wistia?
Step 1 : Upload your video to Happy Scribe Click on Upload a new file Select Subtitles Connect to your Wistia account directly from Happy Scribe, pick your file and hit Submit When your file is ready, click on it to open it Step 2 : Edit and Export your subtitles on the Subtitle Generator !(https://stora
How to merge captions in the Subtitle Generator?
Merging two subtitles means you are combining two subtitles into one. To do this there are 2 simple steps : Hover over the caption box and you will see two little buttons appear on the right. Click on the button with the 2 boxes and this will merge your captions into one. Simple! For lots more info about the Subtitle Generator [click here](https://help.happyscribe.com/en/catego
How to create a new caption on the Subtitle Generator?
You can create new captions between two others on the Subtitle Generator Editor. There are two ways to do this : Decide where you would like to create a new caption and then hit the Enter button on your keyboard and the caption will appear below. Alternatively, scroll over the grey line between the captions and you will see tw
What subtitle fonts are available on Happy Scribe?
Depending on your project needs, we understand that you might need to change the font of your subtitles. So here is the list of the 12 fonts available for you to use : 1. Archivo 2. Arial 3. BANGERS 4. EB Garamond o8 5. Helvetica 6. KG HAPPY Solid 7. Lobster 8. Permanent Marker 9. Roboto 10. Shrikhand 11. Tiresias Infofont 12. Young Serif To see how to change your subtitle font for your video, click here.
Can I change the position of my subtitles?
Yes! You can make two types of positional changes to your subtitles. Let's take a look! 1. You can place your subtitles either at the top or the bottom of your video. On the Subtitle Editor click on Format Captions Under the Position option, select either Top or Bottom Hit Save 2. You can also align your subtitles to the left, centre or _right