You’ve crafted a great video and done everything you can to make it look its best. You’ve shared and promoted it across social media too. But the results fall short and aren't matching your expectations with the views and engagement.
While excellent video content is always the first level, subtitling is the crucial next stage you’ve missed. People who watch your videos can be from any corner of the world and might find it difficult to understand your speech. If they don’t understand your audio, you’ll lose them.
So, add subtitles to your videos and let your viewers enjoy your content.
To manage subtitles for your videos:
Login to Hippo Video using your existing credentials.
Click on the Library icon from the left navbar and select Videos and Documents.
Then add subtitles to the video you’ve selected.
Below the video preview, click the Video Settings tab > Subtitles option from the left panel.
Click on the Plus icon to check out the subtitle options.
You can either generate a subtitle or upload a subtitle.
To generate a subtitle:
Click on the Plus icon and select Generate a subtitle. The AutoGenerate Subtitle pop-up will appear.
Select your preferred language from the drop-down.
The subtitle generation is limited to six languages.
Once you’ve selected your preferred language, click Generate.
The subtitle generation may take a few minutes, so click on the Notify me option below the Action column to be notified once it is generated. The Type is set as Generated automatically.
Once generated, you’ll be notified below the Notifications icon at the top right.
You’ll notice that the Status has defaulted to the Draft status. The Draft status indicates that the subtitle has been generated and saved.
You can enable it at any time.
Now, to enable the subtitle for your video, click on the toggle near the Draft. You’ll notice that the Status is changed to Published mode. The Published status indicates that the subtitle will be available for the video when the user watches it.
To download the subtitle:
Select the checkbox of the respective subtitle right below the Language column and click Download at the top to download the subtitle.
Or click on the Hamburger icon below the Action column and select Download from the option.
Select the format and click Download, upon which the subtitle gets downloaded to your local drive.
To delete the subtitle:
Select the checkbox of the respective subtitle below theLanguage column and click Delete at the top to delete the subtitle.
Or click on the Hamburger icon below the Action column and select Delete from the option.
Then choose No or Delete accordingly.
To set the subtitle as default:
Select the checkbox of the respective subtitle and click on the Hamburger icon (3 dots) below the Action column and choose Set as default option from the pop.
You’ll notice that the selected subtitle is set as default.
To set another language as default, click on the Hamburger icon (three dots) under the 'Action' tab and select Set as default.
To regenerate the subtitle:
For videos that have been edited or trimmed, the subtitles must be regenerated to match the audio with the video. To do so,
Select the checkbox of the respective subtitle and click on the Hamburger icon (3 dots) below the Action column and choose the Regenerate option from the pop.
Once you’ve done, the subtitle will be updated automatically.
There will also be a warning message near the Video Settings tab to intimate you of regeneration. Once the subtitle is regenerated, the warning message will disappear.
To replace the subtitle:
You can replace the existing subtitles with the new ones, please follow the steps below.
Below the Action column, click on the Hamburger icon (3 dots) near the respective subtitle and choose the Replace option from the pop.
Click Choose file to select the file from your local drive.
Once you’ve selected it, click Replace to replace the existing subtitle file.
The subtitle has been replaced successfully.
Note: The Type and the Status remain the same.
To upload a subtitle:
Click on the Plus icon and choose Upload a subtitle from the pop-up.
Enter your preferred language in the text box and click Choose file to select the file from your local drive.
Once you’ve selected it, click Upload to upload the subtitle file.
Note: Languages are unlimited for subtitle uploads.
The subtitle is uploaded. The Type is displayed as Uploaded, and Status is set as the Draft mode by default.
To enable the subtitle for your video, click on the toggle near the Draft. You’ll notice that the Status is changed to Published mode.
Below the Action column, click on the Hamburger icon (3 dots) to Download the selected subtitle, Delete the selected subtitle, and Replace the selected subtitle; select the Set as default option to set the desired subtitle as Default for the video.
The regeneration is applicable only for the generated subtitles. For the uploaded subtitles, you will need to download them to your local system, delete them (inside Hippo Video), edit them locally, and then upload them again.