Add Subtitles to Video Online & Free
Video subtitling and captioning is a great way to boost engagement and improve accessibility. Learn how to add subtitles to your videos and generate automatic captions with the Wave.video online video editor.
Captions and Subtitles Video Templates
Click on any video template to customize it for your business.
Turn speech to text in 3 easy steps
1. Upload or create a video
Upload your video to Wave.video or create a new one using the platform’s online video editor.
2. Generate captions
Use our speech recognition technology to convert your voice to subtitles. Or upload your custom subtitles file in an .srt or .vtt format
3. Share and download the video
Give your video a customizable landing page, publish it directly to social media, embed into sites and emails, or download it to your computer.
The Complete Guide to Video Captioning
Step 1. Upload or create a video.
Click “+ New Video” and select one of the options to start: you can upload a video file, create a new video from templates and stock assets, or start with a blank canvas. If you choose to upload a video, wait until it has finished uploading, then click on the thumbnail and select “Edit”.
Step 2. Add captions and subtitles.
Once you are in the Editor, go to the Captions step on the left menu to access the subtitle editor. Click “Auto Captions” and select the video or audio file and language to generate subtitles automatically. You can also upload your custom subtitles file in an .srt or .vtt file format.
Step 3. Edit and customize the captions.
Customize the look and feel of your captions by changing their color, font and animation. Edit the transcribed text and adjust their timing if needed. Click the Play button to preview all changes in real time.
Step 4. Download and share.
Proceed to the Publish step and render your video. After the rendering is done, you can share your video as a landing page, publish it directly to social media, embed it into sites and emails, or download it to your computer.
Benefits of adding captions to videos
Improve accessibilityAdd subtitles and captions to make your videos accessible to everyone, no matter if they are in an environment with a lot of background noise, have hearing disabilities, or simply prefer to scroll their feed with the sound off.
Boost engagementIt’s a proven fact that adding subtitles can increase the average viewing time of the video. Subtitling and captioning is also a great way to help viewers memorize your message. Viewers are more likely to remember what the video was about if they were reading the subtitles and hearing the speech at the same time.
Translate your message into a foreign languageYou don’t have to record the voiceover in multiple languages to make sure it is understood across countries and cultures. Translating subtitles is a much easier way. Simply convert voice to text using the auto captioning captioning feature, and translate it into any lang
Transcribe audio to textAutomatic subtitle maker is one of the best tools for transcribing video content fast and easily. It’s a great time saver if you need to convert long webinars and live stream videos to readable text.
Frequently Asked Questions
Free plan users can create subtitles by uploading their own subtitle text file in .srt and .vtt formats.
Auto generated subtitles and captions are included only in the Business subscription. Business users can create up to 200 minutes of captioned videos per month. They can also buy extra minutes of auto captioning for 5¢ per minutes. Open your account settings to see your current plan.
You can upload subtitles in .vtt and .srt file formats. Make sure that your subtitles have time codes. This ensures that they sync accurately with the audio.
Learn more about how to create a custom SRT subtitle file for your video on our blog.