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Subtitle Editor

Edit your subtitles online and instantly convert and save to popular file types like SRT, VTT, and TXT. Get started in just one click.
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Edit all of your subtitles online

Once you've added subtitles to your content, you may want to make a few edits for accuracy and polish. Before, this used to be a headache. Kapwing's subtitle editor makes it easy. With Kapwing, you can edit subtitles and transcripts, apply effects, change fonts, and so much more. There's no software or plugins to download—you can transcribe videos and edit your subtitles online all from the Kapwing editor.

So, why would you edit your subtitles? You may want to fix small mistakes, change the timing, or simply adjust how subtitles look in your video. You can automatically create subtitles in Kapwing, and then edit every aspect to match or brand or perfect the small details. All you need to do is upload your video to our editor, select 'Auto subtitles', and then edit the subtitles like you would a text document from the same screen. You can also apply all sorts of built-in visual design effects and even upload custom fonts to tailor-fit your subtitles to your video or the rest of your brand. Once you're done editing, export and download your subtitles to popular file types like SRT, VTT, and TXT. Need to hardcode your subtitles? You can do that, too.

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How to edit subtitles online

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  1. Add your subtitles
    Upload your video and click 'Auto subtitles' in the editor. Or, upload a subtitle file by clicking the upload icon. You can also write subtitles manually in the 'Subtitles' section in Kapwing.
  2. Make subtitle edits
    Edit your subtitles by clicking the text in the editor. Your changes will appear in real time. You can edit every aspect of your subtitles: the words, design, or where they appear in your video.You can even translate your subtitles to other languages. Every edit will be saved to your project file in Kapwing.
  3. Download or export
    Finished editing? Download your subtitles in popular formats like SRT, VTT, and TXT by clicking the 'Export Project' button in the top right corner. Or, you can export your video with the subtitles hardcoded.

Easy editing and styling for subtitles

Edit every last detail

Fine-tune your subtitles text, design, and position within your videos. Kapwing includes professional fonts and built-in subtitle styles—like colors and backgrounds—in our video studio. There's a whole lot more: Apply scroll-stopping animations and transitions to your subtitles so they look professionally made. You can even apply a custom Brand Kit to your subtitles so they always match your brand colors and styles. Ensure your subtitles are accessible and easily read with line height and spacing edits, background opacity changer, and text outlines.

One-click magic subtitles

Kapwing's AI-powered subtitler can generate ready-to-edit transcripts in a single click. You'll never have to transcribe video by hand again. Just upload a video, head over to the 'Subtitles' section in the left sidebar, and click on the 'Auto subtitles' tool. Kapwing's automatically generated subtitles are fast and precise; many are usable after the first click. Like all auto-transcript tools, you may need to correct a few mistakes. Fortunately, editing subtitles is easy with Kapwing and can be done right from the editor—just like a text document.

Translate subtitles to any language

Need to edit your subtitles to appear in multiple languages? Kapwing's one-click video translator lets you translate subtitles and transcripts to and from over 60 different languages. Select your starting language or let Kapwing detect the spoken language in any video, then choose which language to translate your subtitles to—Kapwing will handle the rest. Our subtitle translator works with any video, our automatically generated subtitles, or subtitle files you've manually uploaded to Kapwing.

Works with all popular formats

Kapwing's subtitle editor works online without any downloads—you can generate and edit subtitles right from your browser. We also support all popular formats for video, like MOV and MP4. Once you've created and tweaked your subtitles to your liking, Kapwing also lets you export and download your subtitle files in the most commonly used formats of SRT, VTT, and TXT. And if you'd prefer to hardcode subtitles into your video, that's easily done inside the Kapwing editor.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I edit subtitles online?

Open Kapwing in your browser, then select the 'Subtitles' feature from the left menu. Auto-generate, upload, or write your subtitles, and then edit your subtitles directly inside the text editor. Finally, download and export your subtitles to popular formats.

How can I edit the design of subtitles?

Select your subtitles in the Kapwing editor and head over to the design options on the right hand side. Choose from built-in fonts and color combinations, backgrounds, effects, and animations. Or, upload custom fonts and tailor-fit subtitles to your brand guidelines.

How do I make SRT files for subtitles?

Open Kapwing and select the 'Subtitles' feature from the left menu. Generate, type, or import your subtitles into the editor, then export and download an SRT file instantly.

How do I translate subtitles to other languages?

Select your subtitle text and click on the 'Translate' icon above the subtitle editor. Let Kapwing auto-detect your language or choose which language your subtitles are in. Select which language to translate to and watch as your subtitles are instantly translated to your chosen language.

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