Embedded captions, SRT and VTT subtitles for videos
Video Puppet now lets you create videos with embedded subtitle tracks, and download Subrip (.SRT) and WebVTT (.VTT) subtitle files, ready for upload to YouTube and social network sites.
An embedded subtitle track allows users to turn captions on or off, and video players usually automatically style them to create a good contrast between the text and the background image.
This function is an addition to the previous overlay subtitles, which will be always shown during a video.
Automatically adding subtitles to Powerpoint presentations
After uploading your presentation, select the “Edit settings” option.
In the “Edit settings” dialog, click the “Subtitles” dropdown. Choose embedded or overlay subtitles.
Turning on subtitles for scripts
To automatically add subtitles from narration to a video made from a script, use the
--- subtitles: embed --- Video Puppet will read and show this.
Using narration as subtitles
Video Puppet will automatically show the text of your narration as subtitles on a video. To avoid the video screen being too busy, split the narration in speaker notes into smaller paragraphs (leave a blank line between paragraphs).
When using automatic subtitles, it's best to split text into smaller paragraphs just leave a blank line between them and Video Puppet will show them as individual subtitles in the video.
Setting custom subtitles
In some cases, it might be better to not show the entire narration text, but to manually define subtitles for a specific slide. You can tell Video Puppet to show custom subtitle text instead of the narration by adding paragraphs that start with
>. For example:
Video Puppet will read this sentence. > But it will show this subtitle