Twitter allows the publication of various types of media content on its platform, including photos, GIFs and videos of up to two minutes and 20 seconds for regular users not subscribed to Twitter Blue. In addition, an additional feature of the social network is that it also allows users to files video may include digital captioning from the system.
Unlike video subtitles that are present on other social networks like Youtube either TikTok, which are auto-generated and can include machine translations, Twitter requires these captions to be created by users. This content should also be published as supplements to the videos so that they can be displayed digitally without the need to edit the original video for them to be present.
To create efficient subtitles that can be published on Twitter users must make a complete transcription of all the audio content of the video using the Notepad application of windows. Once this step has been executed, each sentence must be divided into sequences with a numerical order, a time code, and an appropriate number of words that can be easy for users to read.
The process of creating Twitter captions requires making verbatim transcripts of the video content. (3playmedia)
The format that users must follow for the creation of the guidelines of the Subtitle it requires people to be able to identify a sequence by using a number and naming the quantity that is necessary. In addition, it must have a start and end time of the phrase (it must have a maximum of 32 characters to be more precise and easier to read), and a blank space between each one, so that the system can easily identify them.
Once the transcription of the content using the indicated format, people will have to save the file with an appropriate name and include the extension name at the end “.srt” indicating that it is a subtitle file. In the field indicating the Format of the document to save, users will have to select the option “All the files”.
Once all this procedure is done, people will have to go back to Twitter and upload the video that they are going to publish. In the pre-publish window, you will see an option called “Upload subtitle file (.srt)” which will have to be clicked. This will open a window emergent system in which the file can be loaded Subtitle that was previously generated.
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After being uploaded next to the archive Of video the subtitles will have been digitally incorporated into the original video, which will begin to show boxes with a dark background in which the texts of the subtitles are included. transcripts.
After being uploaded next to the video file the subtitles will have been digitally incorporated into the original video, which will begin to show boxes with a dark background in which the texts of the subtitles are included. transcripts. The language in which the original file is written will automatically appear at the bottom. People must then edit the text that will accompany the video post and then press the button tweet.
After following these steps, the published videos will show the subtitles without the need to be activated by the users at the bottom of the image.
If people wish, this process can be replicated in different publications, well is not an exclusive feature, but can be performed by any user of the social network. This feature is currently only available for use on the web version of the platform, not on the mobile app.
In this way, users can help their videos reach other people with the highest possible quality and without errors that may affect the understanding of the content of the archive published media.