How to export VTT file format using ScriptMe

Learn how you can quickly export your subtitles in the VTT format in 4 simple steps using ScriptMe

Short for “Web Video Text Tracks,” the .VTT format is a newer caption format based largely on .SRT and the two share many similarities. Whereas .SRT only provides basic formatting such as bold, italics, and underline, .VTT supports much richer formatting, such as color, font, positioning, and even rendering options. .VTT also supports metadata to be included in the content and has become the preferred subtitles format to be used alongside HTML5.

This means .VTT gives you more control over the functionality and appearance of your subtitles.

In this guide, we’ll show you how simple it is to export .VTT subtitles using ScriptMe:

  • First of all, you’ll need to Register for a ScriptMe account or log in if you already have one.
  • Find the subtitles you want to export in the .VTT format from the list in your ScriptMe dashboard. If you haven’t generated any subtitles yet, you can find out how to create your first ScriptMe subtitles in this guide. Click the “See subtitles” button to continue:

 

  • That will take you to the ScriptMe edit page. If you want to learn more about how to use this page to edit your subtitles, we’ve prepared some guides here. When you’re satisfied with the subtitles and want to export them, click the blue “Export” button in the top right corner:

 

 

  • You will now see the export popup window. From the dropdown, make sure that “Web VTT file (.vtt)” is selected and then click the “Export” button:

That should immediately start the download which you can track in the bottom-left of your browser. The file should download to your “Downloads” folder or default downloads location.

 

That’s how easy it is to export your subtitles in the Web VTT format using ScriptMe. You can now freely use this file wherever VTT files are accepted for your video/audio content.

 

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