Adding subtitles and transcription to a video can greatly enhance its accessibility and reach.
Here's how you can do it:
Subtitles: Subtitles are text overlays on a video that provide a translation of the spoken content in the form of written text. There are several ways to add subtitles to your video, depending on your editing software or platform. One option is to use a subtitle file format like SRT (SubRip), which contains the timing and text for each subtitle. You can create an SRT file with a text editor, or use a tool like Subtitle Workshop or Subtitle Edit. Once you have the SRT file, you can upload it to Vimeo and associate it with your video. Vimeo supports SRT, WebVTT, DFXP/TTML, and SCC subtitle formats.
Transcription: Transcription involves converting the spoken content in a video into written text. You can create a transcription of your video using a transcription service like Happyscribe.com, or you can transcribe it manually using a text editor. Once you have the transcription, you can add it to your video by uploading it as a text file or embedding it in the video itself. Vimeo offers a feature called "Interactive Transcript" that synchronizes the transcription with the video playback, highlighting the current text being spoken. This makes it easy for viewers to follow along with the video and search for specific parts of the content.