Flixier can auto-generate synchronized subtitles for your video by analyzing the audio tracks. You can edit these subtitles, translate them into different languages and save them to your computer in a number of different formats. You can also add subtitles to your videos manually. Below, we'll show you how to do that, starting with the first method.
I. How to generate subtitles for your video automatically
This quick video tutorial will show you how to generate subtitles automatically with Flixier. However, you can keep reading to read our illustrated step-by-step guide:
Before you can generate subtitles, you need to drag your video down to the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Then, select your video on the timeline, go to the Inspector menu on the right side of the screen and scroll down until you find the Generate Auto Subtitle menu.
By default, Flixier will try to detect the language of your video automatically. If your video isn't in English, you can uncheck that box and select your language manually from the drop-down list in order to ensure the best results.
After you've selected your language, click the Start button. Flixier will start analyzing your audio. This may take up to a few minutes, depending on the length of your video. When the process is over, your newly generated subtitles will appear on the timeline alongside your video.
How to edit your subtitle
Now that your subtitle has been generated, you can select it on the timeline and take a closer look at the contents. The right side menu allows you to edit the timings and content of your subtitle, as well as delete existing lines, or add new ones.
To edit the contents of your subtitle, just click on the text field and type in new text.
To add a new line to your subtitle after the current one, hover over it and click on the plus button. Clicking the red recycle bin icon will delete the current line.
You can also edit the subtitle timings by holding down the left mouse button and dragging over the In or Out values in order to increase or decrease them.
How to translate your subtitle
Flixier allows you to Translate your subtitles automatically into more than 30 different languages. To translate your subtitle, select it on the timeline, go over to the Translate tab in the Inspector menu and click on Add New Language.
Select your language from the drop-down list and then click the blue Translate button.
How to download your subtitle
To download your subtitle, select it, go to the Inspector menu and select the Subtitle tab.
You can choose from a variety of different formats using the drop-down list, including .TXT, .VTT, .SUB and .SRT. To download your subtitle, just click on the button with the Download icon to the right of the drop-down list.
NOTE: The .TXT No Timestamps option simply downloads the text of your subitle without any subtitle data. This is perfect when you need to generate a transcript for your video quickly and easily.
How to customize the look of your subtitles
To change the way your subtitle looks, you need to select it on the timeline and then go over to the Style tab in the Inspector menu. The first section allows you to pick from a number of preset styles. Click on any of these to apply it to your subtitles.
If you're not happy with the presets, you can scroll down further for more customization options:
II. Adding subtitles to your video manually
To add subtitles to your vide manually, go over to the Text tab and click on the Add Subtitle button.
The subtitle object will appear on the timeline alongside your video.
You can type in the contents, edit the timings, customize your subtitle it, translate it to different languages and download it to your computer using the Inspector menu on the right side of the screen. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to do all of that by scrolling up and reading the previous sections of this page.