Which Subtitle File Format Do I Need?

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How do I know which subtitle file format to use?

When you order global subtitles with Rev, all of our subtitle formats are included for free. Below is a compilation of major platforms and file formats they accept.

Facebook Facebook ready SubRip (.srt)
YouTube SubRip (.srt), Cheetah .CAP (.cap), WebVTT (.vtt), Timed Text (.ttml)
Vimeo WebVTT (.vtt), SubRip (.srt), Timed Text (.ttml), Scenarist (.scc)
 Amazon SubRip (.srt), Timed Text (.ttml), Scenarist (.scc) 
 Netflix Timed Text (.ttml), DXFP (.dxfp)
Adobe (Premiere Pro)

Scenarist (.scc), MacCaption (.mcc), Timed Text (.ttml)

Apple (Final Cut Pro)

Scenarist (.scc) 

For more information on how to download files from your completed caption order, see this article

Some Helpful Notes

Languages with characters (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, etc.) are incompatible with the following file formats: Cheetah .cap, MacCaption .mcc, and Scenarist .scc.

If your subtitle file isn't being accepted and you're told that the subtitles drift slowly out of sync, try using the NDF version of the .scc file. This will often correct the issue. You can also use the .srt file.

If your file is in a frame rate other than 29.97 and your subtitles are out of sync, you can try downloading your subtitle file in an alternate frame rate. We offer both our .mcc and .stl formats in multiple frame rates, and the .srt format is based on runtime rather than frame rate.

For Facebook, ensure you're using the Facebook ready SubRip rather than the regular .srt. A standard .srt file will not work with Facebook due to their file naming requirements.

If you're working with a high-definition video, we recommend using the .mcc file format if possible since this is specifically designed for high-res videos.

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