Add subtitles to videos with Subtitle edit

As set out in the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, all video content stored on a digital platform must be accessible as of 23 September 2020. Recorded videos must be made accessible within 14 days of publishing them online. This means that you need to, for example, add captions or a description of the audio to your videos.

The Tampere University community offers several options for subtitling videos, such as Panopto, Stream, Screencast-O-Matic. Read more about them in this tip.

The latest subtitling tool made available is Subtitle Edit. It is an easy-to-use subtitling tool that allows you to create, edit and schedule subtitles for videos. Subtitle Edit has especially broad editing tools that allows you to define how much text appears on screen and for how long.

What do I need?

You can download Subtitle Edit from the Software Center. Read more on the intranet.

How do I do it?

For detailed instructions on how to use Subtitle edit, please refer to the IT instructions.

What should I take into account?

With Subtitle Edit, subtitles are created manually by typing, there is no automatic speech recognition in the application.

Read more

IT instructions: Video captions

Accessible videos (intra)