Add Subtitles (Captions) to your Video, Online

You can now add subtitles to your video in 3 different ways:

1. You can type them manually

2. You can autogenerate subtitles (using our speech-recognition software)

3. You can upload a file (eg. SRT, VTT, ASS, SSA, TXT) and add it to your video

Whichever option you choose, you will then be able to make easy edits to your subtitles. You can change the timing of the subtitles, change the color, font & size of the subtitles, make edits to the text of the subtitles themselves.

We know how painful it can be to add subtitles using complicated programs like Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. And that’s why we’ve come to the rescue. With VEED you can click one button and your subtitles will magically appear. You can then make super-easy edits. Just click on the text and start typing. Watch your changes happen in real time.

How to Add Subtitles to a Video

Select a Video File

Select a Video File

Choose which video file you want to add subtitles to. Select from your files, or just drag & drop

Manually type, auto transcribe, or upload subtitle file

Manually type, auto transcribe, or upload subtitle file

Click ‘Subtitles’ in the sidebar menu and you can start to type your subtitles, ‘Auto Transcribe’, or upload a subtitle file (eg. SRT)

Edit & Download

Edit & Download

Make any edits to text, font, color, size and timing. Then just hit the ‘Export’ button

Increase Your Reach

Adding subtitles to your videos means that your content will be accessible to more people. 85% of all Facebook Videos are watched on mute. And on Snapchat, 1 out of every 3 videos is watched with the sound off. More and more people are choosing to watch video without sound. Solution? Subtitles! By adding subtitles to your videos you can make your content accessible to thousands more viewers, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

See a Jump in Engagement

Adding subtitles to your videos creates another element to the viewing experience: image, sound, and now text. Subtitles are a great way to capture your audience’s attention, highlight certain words or phrases, and key your viewers in to the most important messages. Creating multimedia means having multiple elements, beyond just image and sound. Making engaging content has never been easier, with VEED.

Make your Videos Searchable

You can make your videos even more searchable by including a text transcription of the entire video. All you need to do is click ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Auto Transcribe’, and our speech-recognition software will create a (.txt) text file of your entire video’s audio. Not bad, right? You can simply copy and paste the text into your video’s description, and voila!, you’ve just made your video’s transcript searchable. This will allow more people to discover your video content and ultimately leads to more views, clicks, and followers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Add Subtitles to Video


There are 3 different ways you can add subtitles to your video:

1. You can type them manually (the old school method)

2. You can use our snazzy auto-subtitle tool (just click ‘Subtitles’ after you open your video, and hit the ‘Auto-Transcribe’ button)

3. You can upload a subtitle file (for example, an SRT, or VTT file). Just click ‘Subtitles’, then ‘Upload Subtitle File’. Easy, right?
And if you need any more help, just use the live chat, we’ll be happy to support :)

How do I edit the Subtitles?


Editing the subtitles is super straightforward, follow these steps: click ‘Subtitles’ from the sidebar menu and (once you have added subtitles) you will see a list of text boxes with your subtitles in. Each text box has clickable, editable text that will update on the video playback in real time. Each text box also has a start and end time beneath it so you can choose exactly when each subtitle is displayed and for how long. Or, move the (blue) playhead to a specific point in the video and click the stopwatch icon to start/stop the subtitle at this exact moment. You can also drag the ends of the (purple) subtitle blocks on the timeline to adjust subtitle timings.

How do I change the font, color, size, style of the subtitles?


All you have to do is click ‘Subtitles’ on the sidebar, then press ‘Styles’. This will allow you to choose font, size, letter spacing, line height, background color, alignment, bold, italics, and more.

How do I translate the subtitles (automatically)?


You can translate your subtitles into over 100 different languages, with a single click. Once you have added your subtitles (see above) - under ‘Subtitles’, click on ‘Translate’. Choose the language you want to translate into, and hey presto! Your subtitles have been magically translated.

What do I do if my subtitles are out of sync with the video?


To shift all the subtitles forwards or backwards by a specified amount, simply click ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Options’, then, under ‘Shift Subtitle Timing’, specify the amount (eg. -0.5s). To bring subtitles forward, use a negative number (-1.0s). To push subtitles back, use a positive number (1.0s). That’s it, done! You can choose your subtitle delay to the nearest tenth of a second.

What are hardcoded subtitles and Closed Captions?


Hardcoded subtitles are subtitles that cannot be turned off by your viewer. They are always visible while the video is playing.

Closed Captions are subtitles that you can turn on/off. They are the opposite of hardcoded subtitles (sometimes known as Open Captions).

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Veed is a great piece of browser software with the best team I've ever seen.

Veed allows for subtitling, editing, effect/text encoding, and many more advanced features that other editors just can't compete with. The free version is wonderful, but the Pro version is beyond perfect. Keep in mind that this a browser editor we're talking about and the level of quality that Veed allows is stunning and a complete game changer at worst.

Chris Y.

I love using VEED as the speech to subtitles transcription is the most accurate I've seen on the market.

It has enabled me to edit my videos in just a few minutes and bring my video content to the next level

Laura Haleydt - Brand Marketing Manager, Carlsberg Importers

The Best & Most Easy to Use Simple Video Editing Software!

I had tried tons of other online editors on the market and been disappointed. With VEED I haven't experienced any issues with the videos I create on there.

It has everything I need in one place such as the progress bar for my 1-minute clips, auto transcriptions for all my video content, and custom fonts for consistency in my visual branding.

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More than Subtitles

You can do a lot more than just add subtitles to your videos with VEED. VEED is a fully fledged online video editing studio that works with Windows, Mac, and on all mobile devices. You can use our online movie maker to create stunning videos - add text, color grading, add progress bars, and more. Resize your videos to fit any social media platform (YouTube, Instagram, etc.) with a single click. Making your content accessible everywhere. on different devices

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