Easy steps to add closed captioning to your Vimeo videos
Adding captions encourage viewers to have a better experience with your videos. A study states there’s a spike of 80% in viewer’s staying to the end of your videos if only you add captions to them. So, let’s get started.
Vimeo accepts WebVTT (.vtt) format for its captions. If your want captions, then check out how to get captions for your Vimeo videos . Now, once you have your captions, Vimeo lets you add them pretty quick and easy.
Seven simple steps to upload captions to your Vimeo videos:
Step 1: Login to your Vimeo account and click on the “Manage Videos” tab from the top bar.
[Here all your uploaded videos will be listed down.]
Step 2: Now click on the respective “Settings” (Gear) icon at the top-right of the video that you would like to add captions for.
Step 3: Click on the “Advanced” tab.
Step 4: Here, under the Add Captions & Subtitles section click on “Choose a Caption file to Upload” button.
(A pop-up window will open, where you should select your WebVTT file by browsing through the right folder/path.)
Step 5: Once your files is selected, choose your “Language”, and specify whether it’s a Caption or Subtitle.
Step 6: If you have any translated subtitles, now is a good time to add them as well. Follow the steps 4 & 5, and select their respective language and type.
[A caption includes text of both the conversations and the sound effects, whereas subtitle includes just the conversations.]
Step 7: Once you are done with loading your WebVTT files and choosing the appropriate choices, you have to confirm your change by clicking on the “Save Changes” button.
That’s it, you are done. You can start watching your videos with captions immediately by simply clicking on the “CC” button on your video.