3Play Media Makes Adding Facebook Video Captions a Piece of Cake!

February 1, 2017 BY PATRICK LOFTUS
Updated: January 4, 2018


Adding videos to your organization’s Facebook page is a great way to delight visitors and drive traffic to your page or website. Adding closed captions or subtitles to those videos is a must because they increase views and make videos accessible to people with hearing impairments.

And now, 3Play Media makes adding Facebook video captions easier than ever before!

Facebook’s Preferred Caption File Format

Facebook’s video caption files look like this: yourfilename.en_US.srt (for spoken American English).

3Play Media offers a download format specific to Facebook that takes into account their preferred naming convention so you don’t have to worry about it.

How to Download Facebook Caption Files in the 3Play Account System

When your video has been fully transcribed in the account system, simply click on the completed file, click Download and select Facebook SRT under Web Caption Formats, as shown in the image below:

An image showing the various caption file formats available for download in the 3Play account system highlighting the Facebook SRT option

Different Languages and Dialects

Facebook requires specific formatting for caption files depending on the spoken language and dialect in the video.

For example, if the spoken language in your video is Brazilian Portuguese the file will need to look like this: yourfilename.pt_BR.srt.

Files for content in Mexican Spanish need to look like this: yourfilename.es_MX.srt.

Files for content in French-Canadian need to look like this: yourfilename.fr_CA.srt, and so on.

However, if you use 3Play Media’s translation service to add subtitles to a video, we will automatically apply the appropriate naming convention for that file when you select the Facebook SRT download option. So, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered!

Get started today!

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