How to create English subtitles

Accurately and easily create English subtitles

Sonix can convert your video to English subtitles in less than 5 minutes. We extract the speech from your video and help you create English subtitles in minutes. Sonix is the most accurate automated transcription and translation service.

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How do I create English subtitles? 📋

Creating subtitles in English is easy

Follow these 5 easy steps to quickly create English subtitles:

  • Step 1

    Log in to your Sonix account

    Sign up for a free Sonix trial account—includes 30 minutes of free English subtitle creation.

  • Step 2

    Select video file to upload

    In Sonix, click “Upload” and choose the video file you want to convert to English subtitles.

  • Step 3

    Click transcribe

    Choose the language spoken and then hit the “Transcribe” button.

  • Step 4

    Polish English subtitles

    You’ll receive a transcript in less than 5 minutes and you can polish, translate, and adjust using the Sonix in-browser subtitle editor

  • Step 5

    Export English subtitles

    Click export and choose the format that you'd like your subtitles either English Subrip subtitle file (.srt) or English WebVTT file (.vtt)

That’s it. You’re done. You’ve downloaded your English subtitles created from your video in less than 5 minutes.

Why are English subtitles important?

Accessibility is a right, not a privilege. Subtitles are an easy way to help people with hearing disabilities. Not only that, subtitles provide a better experience for those where English is a second language and they also allow viewers to follow along the content in sound-sensitive environments.

What is the easiest way to create English subtitles?

First, upload your video file to Sonix. Sonix’s cutting-edge speech-to-text algorithms will automatically transcribe it for you. Then, after you've polished it up and translated it, you can just export the subtitle file.

Create SRT files from your English video files

Create VTT files from your English video files

What if I have a specific video file format, how can I create subtitles?

Don't worry at all. Sonix can help you! We accept a lot of video file formats including the popular *.mpeg and *.mov formats. Here's how Sonix can help you convert these file types into subtitles:

How to create subtitles from *.mpeg files

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