Add and edit automatic captions (subtitles)

You can add automatic captions (subtitles) to your mmhmm videos to share them with a larger audience, including deaf or hard-of-hearing viewers and viewers who speak a different language.

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Turn on automatic captions

  1. In your web browser, go to mmhmm home > My videos. You may be prompted to sign in with your mmhmm account.
  2. Click the video you want to add automatic captions to.
  3. Scroll down to the Video settings section and click Add next to Captions. This will automatically generate captions in the native language spoken in the video. See which languages are supported for automatic captions.

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Edit automatic captions

Automatic captions are not always 100% accurate and may occasionally need to be edited to fix incorrectly transcribed words or remove filler words or sounds. Select a method below to learn how to edit automatic captions.

In the mmhmm Captions editor
  1. In the Captions section, click the Edit button.

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  2. The Captions editor will open. Hover over to the specific subtitle you want to edit and click Click to edit subtitle.
  3. In the text box that appears, edit the subtitle text.
    • You can watch the part of the video related to the subtitle you're editing in the video player on the right side of the editor.
  4. When you're done editing, click anywhere outside the text box. You'll see a Captions updated successfully message appear at the bottom of your screen.

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To change the language label of your captions, click the language dropdown menu in the top right of the editor and select a new language label.

Note: This will not change the language of the captioned text. It will only set the label of the language that viewers see in the caption options in the video player.

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You'll see a Language updated successfully message appear at the bottom of your screen.

 

In a text editor with the SRT file

You can also edit your captions in a text editor on your device by downloading and editing the generated SRT (SubRip Text) file.

  1. In the Captions section, click the More ⋯ icon and select Download SRT file.

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  2. Open the SRT file in a text editor of your choice (e.g. TextEdit on Mac or Notepad on Windows).
  3. Edit the captions in the SRT file. You can edit the caption text, change the duration of the caption, and change the order in which the captions appear.
    • To keep the functionality of the SRT file, be careful not to remove the line number or time stamps of each caption.

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  4. When you're done with your edits, save the SRT file to your device.
  5. Go back to the mmhmm video details page. In the Captions section, click the More ⋯ icon and select Upload SRT file.
  6. Click Choose file for import.
  7. Select the SRT file on your device, then click Open.
  8. To change the language label of your captions, click the language drop-down menu and select a new language label.

    • This will not change the language of the captioned text. It will only set the label of the language that viewers see in the caption options in the video player.
  9. Click Import. You'll see a Captions updated successfully message appear at the bottom of your screen.

  10. In the top right, click Save.

Supported languages for automatic captions

mmhmm can automatically generate captions in the languages listed below.

Note: mmhmm can currently only automatically generate one set of captions at a time. The language used for automatic transcription is determined by the speaker's main language in the video.
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic - Gulf, Modern Standard
  • Chinese - Simplified, Traditional
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English - American, Australian, British, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, South African
  • French
  • French (Canadian)
  • Farsi
  • German
  • German (Swiss)
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Spanish (South American)
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Don’t see the answer to your question? If you’re having technical difficulties or want to suggest a topic for this guide, submit a support ticket or email us at help@mmhmm.app.

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