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Zype allows you to add subtitles to your videos. Subtitles are text files that will display within a streaming video, but live outside of the video file.

Once a subtitle is added to a video, your consumers have the option to display subtitles when they play the video on the web.

Subtitles are uploaded on a per-video basis. Videos shown on the web can have subtitles in .vtt format in Zype's player.

Important: ONLY .vtt files are supported by Zype’s web player currently, and .vtt is the recommended format across all of Zype's app endpoints.

NOTE: There are various software programs available for creating subtitles. You can use any tool you want, so long as it can generate subtitles in .vtt format. At Zype, we use Aegisub to create subtitles in .vtt format. Aegisub is free software that allows entering captions alongside a playing video, then converts the captions to .vtt files.

To Add a Subtitle

1. On the Zype dashboard, navigate to the Library.

2. In the Library, select the video to which the subtitle will be added, then click the Edit button to the right.

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3. On the Edit Video page, click the Subtitles tab.

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4. On the Subtitles page, click New Subtitle.

5. Select a language for the subtitle from the list.

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6. Click Choose File to select the .vtt file from your computer and upload it to the video.

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7. By default, the Active button is set to On, meaning that the subtitles are immediately available to your viewers. Toggle to Off if you do not want it to be available yet.

8. To add additional subtitles, repeat Steps 4-7. You may upload subtitles in any language as you want.

9. Once you’ve added all subtitles, created Click Save Subtitles. All added subtitles are listed on the Subtitles page.

To Delete a Subtitle

1. On the Zype dashboard, navigate to the Library.

2. In the Library, select the video to which the subtitle will be added, then click the Edit button to the right.

3. Click the Subtitles tab.

4. On the Subtitles page, click the Delete button to the right of the subtitle to be removed.

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5. Click Save Subtitles.

Good to know

Below is a list of supported subtitle formats across Zype's default players / endpoint templates. 

  Subtitle formats supported
Web Player WebVTT
Apple TV not supported
Roku WebVTT
Amazon Fire TV not supported
iOS not supported
Android Mobile not supported

 

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