Formats – What Do I Need?

There’s a lot of different caption file formats out there, and it can be confusing for those of us that just want to add captions to our videos without getting into a lot of technical details. Don’t worry, Rev is here to help!

Whatever platform you use, Rev can help you with the right format. And if you’ve already downloaded captions from Rev and they’re the wrong format, that’s no problem! Once you’ve ordered captions from us once, you can always download them again in a different format, at no additional charge.

Vimeo

Vimeo lists WebVTT (.vtt) as its preferred format, but has several formats that are compatible.

Compatible formats:

  • WebVTT (.vtt)
  • SubRip (.srt)
  • DXFP/TTML (.dxfp)
  • Scenarist (.scc)

Adobe Products (Encore, Captivate, Flash, and Premiere Pro)

Compatible formats:

  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • MacCaption (.mcc)
  • XML (.xml) Note: You may order captions in TTML (.ttml) format to be compatible with XML)
  • Spruce Subtitle File (.STL).

 

Subtitle Edit

Subtitle Edit supports many formats, but we’ll list the common ones that Rev supports.

Compatible formats:

  • SubRip (.srt)
  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • Timed Text (.ttml)
  • various .xml based formats
  • DXFP (.dxfp),
  • WebVTT (.vtt)
  • Spruce Subtitle File (.stl).

Annotation Edit

Compatible formats:

Import:

  • SubRip (.srt)
  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • Timed Text (.ttml)
  • DXFP (.dxfp)
  • WebVTT (.vtt)
  • Cheetah CAP (.cap)
  • MacCaption (.mcc)
  • Spruce Subtitle File (.stl).

Export:

  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • Spruce STL (.stl)
  • Quicktime (,txt)
  • SubRip (.srt)
  • W3C Timed Text/DFXP/TTML (.xml)
  • WebVTT (.vtt)

 

Youtube (Without Integration)

YouTube recommends Subrip (.srt) format.  Rev also can recommend TTML or WebVTT; any of these three options provides some control over appearance of your captions on the YouTube platform.

Compatible formats:

  • SubRip (.srt)
  • WebVTT (.vtt)
  • DFXP/TTML (.dxfp)
  • Scenarist (.scc)

Netflix

Netflix has two recommended formats. The EMA Closed Captions Working Group has identified Scenarist (.scc) as a preferred format due to its status as the de facto standard for CEA-608 and CEA-708 data.  SMPTE-TT is also recommended as, under the applicable laws, it is considered safe if captions are compliant.

Compatible formats:

  • SubRip (.srt)
  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • Timed Text (.ttml)
  • DXFP (.dxfp)
  • WebVTT (.vtt)
  • Cheetah CAP (.cap)
  • MacCaption (.mcc)
  • Quicktime Subtitle (.qt.txt)
  • Spruce Subtitle File (.stl).
  • XML (.xml)

Amazon

Amazon Video Direct requires captions on all new videos uploaded to the service.  

Compatible formats:

  • Scenarist (.scc)
  • SMPTE-TT (.xml)
  • EBU-TT (.xml)
  • DFXP Full/TTML (.dfxp)
  • iTunes Timed Text (.iTT)

 

 

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