In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to automatically create SRT files which you can add to your LikedIn videos. As always, this tutorial is also available as a video on YouTube. Feel free to check it out. 👋
If you don't already know what an SRT file is, then I recommend that you first read my short article in which I briefly explain what an SRT file is and what it is useful for.
How to generate an SRT file
Let's start with how you generate your automatic SRT file. You don't need to download any program, nor do you need any special hardware on your computer . The only thing you need is an internet browser and an account at Type Studio.
If you don't have an account yet, start by logging in to Type Studio to create one. Go to Type Studio and click on SignUp. Of course, there is always a free version of Type Studio that you can use while you test it out. After you’re registered, you can upload your video. Drag the video into Type Studio and drop it like you're clumsy! Just like this:
We will then transcribe your video into text. Once the video is done being transcribed, you’ll find yourself in the editor itself. Since the automatic transcription is not at 100% accuracy at this point, you can easily correct the wrongly transcribed verbiage of your subtitles. Just double click on the wrong word and edit it.
Download your automatically created SRT file
Once everything fits your liking, download the SRT file by just clicking on "Export Text" and choose "Download .srt".
Add the SRT file to your LinkedIn video
The next step is to add the SRT file to your LinkedIn video. So first login to your LinkedIn account and follow this septs:
Select your video
Select the video you want to post on LinkedIn and upload it.
Upload SRT file
After you have selected and uploaded the video, click on "Edit".
Now you can add your SRT file to the video by clicking "Select Caption" and then selecting the file you downloaded from Type Studio. Make sure that the file name of the SRT file has the same name as your video. LinkedIn has recently had some problems with file names being different.
As you can see you can add a thumbnail in addition. It will also help you to improve on your video.
Well done! That's it. 🙌 You added subtitles to your LinkedIn video. Now your video is ready to be posted. 🎉
The subtitle style, such as the font size, position and color, is determined by LinkedIn itself. If you prefer to have the closed captions burned in your video, you can also add them directly to your video in Type Studio.