Subtitle Converter

Convert Your SRT, VTT, SMI, and DXFP To Other Subtitle Formats

How do I convert subtitles?

Here's how to use our subtitle converter:

1. Select the subtitle format you want to convert from and the format you want to convert into

2. Copy and paste your subtitle into the textbox we provide. Make sure there are no errors in your subtitle's formatting!

3. Finally, click on the convert button. We will convert your subtitle into the format that you want!

What's the difference between Subtitles vs Closed Captions?

The difference between subtitles and closed captions is subtitles assume that the audience watching the video can hear the audio, whereas closed captions assume that the audience is unable to hear the audio and requires a text description of what they would have heard.

Examples of closed captioning is, if on the video, there is a piano playing, the caption could appear as "[piano plays classical music]".

Or, in the case of the GIF below, if I clap my hands, a caption could say something like "[Tom claps his hands gently]"

How are subtitles created?

Subtitles are usually made by humans that watch a video and add what is being said into a transcript of the video. They must add the subtitles to match what the on-screen person or people are saying.

Creating subtitles can take a long time, so sometimes humans use automatic transcript software to convert video into text to help them get a head start on creating subtitles.

Why are subtitles important?

Subtitles are important because they help improve comprehension. For example, for people watching videos for learning purposes, if the viewer is not a visual learner, they are not going to get as much from the video if there were no subtitles.

It's also really important to have subtitles because in America, there over 28 million adults who are hard of hearing or deaf. Having subtitles makes it easier to reach these people as an audience.