Video is FINALLY here!!!
Wondering how to get those nice subtitles to your videos, as you see on social media? Keep reading.
As you know, most users of Facebook and Instagram have a setting for muting videos in their feed, preventing high battery usage or it’s embarrassing when sitting on the bus and a 9gag video of a screaming ginger (notice, I like gingers) comes on.
To make people watch short videos on social media without sound, is to visualize it with subtitles. To get started with some simple low-hanging-fruit subtitles you only need Notepad for Windows or TextEdit for Mac.
In this article, you’ll learn how to create a customized SRT file to add time-stamped captions to your videos.
So. What is SRT?
SubRip Subtitle files. You don’t need to know anything else.
How can I get started?
Great question! I love PC, so for this example I’m going to use Notepad.
1. Open Notepad and use this code as a baseline
00:00:00,20 --> 00:00:02,00
Uh yeah. I just wanted to say that
00:00:02,50 --> 00:00:08,00
It really irritates me when South Park would say that red hair people don't have souls
[Section of subtitles number]
[Time the subtitle is displayed begins] –-> [Time the subtitle is displayed ends]
2. Make it plain text. Notepad should by default already have this, and then just save it as SRT (.srt)
You are done! Now you can import your video and SRT file to e.g YouTube and Facebook – in my case, I use a program called Movavi Video Converter, where I also have the ability to trim my video.