We recommend that you upload the subtitles separately in hihaho. This offers a few useful advantages. The viewer can turn the subtitles on or off by themselves (if you want them to). You can edit the files afterwards, without having to upload the video again. And finally, you can add multiple languages of subtitles to the video.
In this article you will discover how to add subtitle-files to your interactive video and how to create these files.

You can find the subtitle feature under your video settings.


3 ways to add your subtitles to hihaho

Paste text

Adding subtitles manually is a very time-consuming process. Therefore we do not recommend to create subtitles manually.

Select from video

When you’re editing a video from Vimeo and this video already has subtitles, it’s possible to import this subtitle track. When your video is not on Vimeo, this option will be unavailable.

Upload a subtitle file

The easiest way to subtitle a video is to add an SRT file or WebVTT file.
SRT files and WebVTT files are just text files that are used along with video data. Any text editor can be used to open SRT files since they’re just plain text files with a specific format. However creating these files in a text editor is time-consuming.
If you have a small budget you can have YouTube generate a .srt file for free. You may have to check the file yourself to make sure everything is correct. Want better quality? Then Amberscript might be the solution for you. Your transcription will be done within a few minutes.

Display options

So you’ve added your subtitles. Well done! Now, you can choose the settings. Usually, the subtitles are not displayed automatically, the viewer has to click on [cc] to enable the subtitles. If you’ve added multiple languages, this is also where they can choose a language.

Do you prefer the subtitles to be shown automatically? This is possible, but only when you add one language. You have to click on ‘Set default’ to make this possible. Then, the button [cc] wil also disappear from the player bar.

You can also choose if you’d like to show a button, so the viewer can turn the subtitles on or off. Below, you can see what this looks like.

Would you like to have a button like this? If so, click on ‘Settings’ and submit your preferences.

And that’s how it’s done! There are many different ways to set subtitles in hihaho. Not quite getting there? Please contact us. Then we’ll help you get started.