Add captions to a hosted Screencast-O-Matic video

Upload captions


Screencast-O-Matic enables you to create and upload captions and add them to your video. These captions are displayed on the screen in real time as the video plays, enabling those who cannot hear or understand the audio to access the content within a video.

Looking for how to add captions using our Video Editor? Click here.

Adding captions to a hosted video

  1. Log into your Screencast-O-Matic account.
  2. Click My content at the top of the page.

  1. Click Videos.

  1. Click the title of the video that you want to edit.
          The video opens in the preview area with the Video Details and other tabs displayed on the right.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Video Details tab. 
  2. In the Captions area, click + Add Captions.

  1. Select your desired Caption File Language from the list.
  2. Click Upload File.
  3. Navigate to the applicable captions file, select it, and then click Open.
          The captions file is added to the video. 


To see what your captions will look like, play back your video in the video preview area. 
To display the captions, click in the bottom right of the video preview toolbar and select the language of the captions that you just uploaded.
If you need to fix an error, click to download the captions file, make your changes, and then re-upload it by following the steps above. To delete a captions file, click .

Supported files

We currently support the upload of .srt, .sub, and .vtt files.

Supported languages for captions

Abkhazian, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bihari, Bislama, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong SAR China), Chinese (Simplified Han), Chinese (Singapore), Chinese (Taiwan), Chinese (Traditional Han), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dinka, Dutch, Dutch (Belgium), Dzongkha, English, English (Canada), English (Ireland), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), Galician, Georgian, German, German (Austria), German (Switzerland), Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Interlingue, Inupiaq, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kalaallisut, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Moldavian, Mongolian, Nauru, Nepali, Northern Sami (Lulesamisk), Norwegian, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Rundi, Russian, Samoan, Sango, Sanskrit, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tonga, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volap√ľk, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

Export captions

You can also export captions from a project, if needed.

1. Open your project and click the Edit button.

2. Next, click the Import/Export button at the top of the page and click Export Text As.

3. Select one of the options that is displayed: Text File, Caption File (.sbv), or SubRip Caption File (.srt)
4. Select a folder location, enter a name for your file, and then click Save.
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