How to Add Captions to Facebook Videos

Captions can now be added to any Facebook video by uploading a srt with it.  

Step 1 - Download SRT File

Log into 3Play account and download the srt file for the video to be posted to Facebook.

Download srt File

Step 2 - Rename Your SRT File

 Rename the srt file based on Facebook's naming conventions:

filename.[two-letter language code]_[two-letter country code].srt

For example, a file in US English would be filename.en_US.srt and in Brazilian Portuguese it would befilename.pt_BR.srt.

Step 3 - Add SRT File to Facebook Video

After you click Post, click Edit This Video.

Edit This Video

 

Click Choose File to select the corresponding srt file from your computer. Choose Caption SRT File

 

Click Save.

Additional languages can be added after after the video is saved.

To add captions in additional languages:

  1. Click your video to expand it.
  2. Click Edit This Video in the right column or click Options and select Edit This Video from the menu.
  3. Click Choose File to upload an additional SRT file from your computer. A backup language can be set that will caption the video if a viewer's preferred language isn't available.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each additional language you want to add.

Learn how to remove a caption file you've added to your video.

Note: To turn captions on or off, click the CC icon at the bottom of your video player.

 Step 4 - Adding Captions to an Existing Video on Facebook

 

If the videdo is already on Facebook and requires captions, click Photos.  Find the video that requires captions and click on it.  At the bottom click Options--> Edit This Video.  Follow Step 3 to add captions.

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