Subtitles make your videos more accessible for those who are hearing impaired, in crowded environments, and many other situations. Subtitles also let search engines better understand your video content by automatically being added to the page metadata as a transcript. Blue Billywig supports .srt files for subtitles.
1.0 | Adding subtitles
- Navigate to media clips
- Open the relevant media clip
- Browse to the tab “Languages”
- Upload your subtitles as an .srt file
- When uploading is complete, select the language and click “Save”
2.0 | Automatic subtitles
When you import or export a video from or to YouTube, the platform will check whether YouTube has automatically generated captions for it. If they are available, they will be downloaded automatically and be made available in the platform under the “Languages” > “Subtitles” tab.
The automatically generated captions can be easily recognised by the text “[auto]”. The check with YouTube will take place every 4 hours, so it might take a little while before they show up in the platform.