We can deliver both open (burned-in) subtitles or closed, compatible with YouTube and Facebook, in the following formats: .mp4, .srt, .vtt, .sesx, .xml, .txt, or .fcpxml.
The most common format is .srt, a plain text file that contains both subtitles and their time stamps (which indicate the timing for a subtitle to appear and disappear). This closed format provides greater flexibility as the subtitles can be switched on and off (think Netflix) and the format can be adjusted (font, font size, and subtitle position, among others).
When you hire us for a subtitling project, you can choose the format you want your subtitles delivered in or request they be delivered in more than one format, at no additional cost. For example, we can deliver your subtitles in .srt (so they can be activated and deactivated, and uploaded to Facebook) and also in .mp4 with burned-in subtitles (so your subtitled video can be uploaded on your webpage and the subtitles be visible by default).