Adding subtitles to your video
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Written by Marin Groothengel
Updated over a week ago

We recommend that you upload the subtitles separately in hihaho. This offers a few useful advantages. The viewer can turn the subtitles on or off by themselves (if you want them to). You can edit the files afterward, without having to upload the video again. And finally, you can add multiple languages of subtitles to the video.

In this article, you will discover how to add subtitle files to your interactive video and how to create these files.

Add subtitles

You can find the subtitle feature under your video settings.

3 ways to add your subtitles to hihaho

There are 3 ways to upload your subtitles

Paste text

Adding subtitles manually is a very time-consuming process. Therefore we do not recommend creating subtitles manually.

Select from video

When you're editing a video from Vimeo and this video already has subtitles, it's possible to import this subtitle track. When your video is not on Vimeo, this option will be unavailable.

Upload a subtitle file

The easiest way to subtitle a video is to add an SRT file or WebVTT file.

How to create subtitle files

SRT files and WebVTT files are just text files that are used along with video data. Any text editor can be used to open SRT files since they're just plain text files with a specific format. Creating these files in a text editor is time-consuming and mistakes are easy to make. Check this article to solve common problems.

If you have a small budget you can have YouTube generate a .srt file for free or use an open source subtitle editor like Nikse.

Want a better quality? Then Amberscript might be the solution for you. Your transcription will be done within a few minutes. We offer an integration with Amberscript. For customized advice or integration options, please contact us.

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There are many different ways to set subtitles in hihaho. Not quite getting there? Please contact us. Then we'll help you get started.

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