What are the main formats for subtitling?

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There are several formats for subtitling, each with its own features and benefits. The most common subtitling formats are:

SubRip (.srt)

SubRip is a widely used subtitle format containing each subtitle’s timing and text information. It is a simple, text-based format supported by most video players and editing software.

WebVTT (.vtt)

WebVTT is a subtitle format designed for web videos, and it supports features such as styling, positioning, and cue settings. It is used for HTML5 video players and can be embedded directly into a web page.

Scenarist Closed Caption (.scc)

Scenarist Closed Caption is a professional subtitle format commonly used for broadcast television. It supports closed captioning, pop-on and roll-up captions, and formatting options.

Advanced Substation Alpha (.ass)

Advanced Substation Alpha is a subtitle format that supports advanced features such as karaoke effects, font styles, and positioning. It is commonly used for anime and other multimedia content.

Teletext Subtitle Format (.ttml)

Teletext Subtitle Format is a subtitle format used for digital television broadcasting. It supports features such as multiple languages, closed captioning, and text styling.

At Prime Group, we are experienced in creating and processing subtitles using any of the above formats and more. When choosing a subtitle format, let us know the specific needs of your project. We can advise you on the format’s compatibility with your video player or broadcasting platform.  Contact Prime Group today for a quote and learn how our team of experts can provide accurate and high-quality subtitles in any format for your videos.

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