How to Add Closed Captions to MP4 Videos

October 9, 2016 BY PATRICK LOFTUS
Updated: June 3, 2019


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:

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.

Learn more about pricing for our closed captioning and subtitling services:

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