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How to subtitle your online content

Adding digital subtitle files

If you have received your subtitled file from Stagetext, the following links offer helpful guidance on how to add the subtitled files to the following channels:


YouTube VLC Media Player Adobe Premier Pro
Facebook Avid Adobe Animate
Vimeo   Adobe Presenter
    Adobe Captivate


Best practice for subtitling your videos

  • A black/opaque box with white text enhances readability
  • Bottom 20% of the screen clear for the text box making it a "subtitle safe zone"
  • Some deaf people lip-read, so ensure the speaker is clearly in shot
  • Clear audio feeds so the audience has the best chance of hearing

Training in how to subtitle your online content

We can offer advice on the best practice and professional tips for creating online subtitles yourself, which includes 1 to 1 training in the online subtitling methods linked below, just email us at oliver@stagetext.org:




Subtitling your live stream

Stagetext can also help subtitle your live streamed events through a variety of online tools.

YouTube has added a live subtitling functionality, link below:

For live streaming events running from a player on your own website, Stagetext works with StreamText to embed a player within the page. We can also work with you to translate your live subtitles into multiple languages, links below:

StreamText also enables you to control the look of the page:

We hope to help you subtitle your digital content soon.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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