How to Add Closed Captions to MP4 Videos
Updated: January 4, 2018
So, you have an MP4 video file and you want to add closed captions or subtitles. Where do you start?
First, you’ll need to get a caption file with all the transcribed audio from your video. Once you have a caption file, all you need to do is determine which method or platform you’re going to use to edit or host your video.
Instructions for Adding Closed Captions to MP4 Videos
The MP4 file format is fairly standard and should work on most video player and video editing platforms. Here’s a list of step-by-step instructions for adding closed captions and subtitles in some popular platforms that use MP4 video files:
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles in DVD Studio Pro
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Microsoft Stream Videos
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Videos in Avid Media Composer
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to WebEx Recordings
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to QuickTime Pro Videos
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to YouTube Videos
- How To Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Facebook Videos
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles in PowerPoint
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles in Adobe Premiere & Adobe Encore
- How to Add Captions & Subtitles to HTML5 Videos
- How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles to Final Cut Pro Videos
Some Helpful Platform Integrations
If you’re using a major video platform or player to publish your MP4 videos, we provide integrations that post captions directly back to your videos. These include our popular YouTube and Vimeo integrations.
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