Export captions as .vtt (WebVTT) files
I'd like the option to export closed captions as .vtt files. Some of my clients only accept this format, and doing it manually or with different software is either very time consuming or costly.
We are working on this.
We have completely redesigned the captioning workflow in Premiere Pro version 15.0. You will see many dramatic workflow improvements. Please update to the latest version.
Learn all about the new captions workflow here: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/user-guide.html/premiere-pro/using/working-with-captions.ug.html
I think you may struggle to get people to click on an unsolicited link.
If you asked your questions within the forum, you'd likely have more success.
Teresa Demel commented
Hey all, I'm the product manager for this feature. I have a quick VTT survey so you can give us a little more detail. Please fill out the survey so we can make sure to serve your needs well. https://forms.microsoft.com/r/wZCG6KVFBK
Yes, was only mentioning it as a workaround as AW was asking for a converter.
It's just how I've been getting round the current issue, basic captions were fine for me.
Hopefully it gets resolved soon.
S D Mol commented
Again, .srt does not support the formatting features of .vtt, so it's only a workaround.
Jed Winer commented
I've been using the Happyscribe free online converter:
S D Mol commented
That's a fair workaround, Paul, but part of the issue is that without .vtt support, we can't use the caption formatting features (positioning, color, etc.)
I would have thought they'd fix this by now, but I'm beginning to think about writing a conversion program in the summer when things slow down if Adobe hasn't addressed this by then.
Upload your video into YouTube, add your .SRT from Premier, then export as .VTT from YouTube.
Can anyone recommend an .srt to .vtt converter application? Not sure if Adobe is going to address this any time soon.
Ruth Sergel commented
The new workflow for captions is fantastic but we need vtt to make it viable
Yep, Microsoft products are big in Canadian federal and provincial governments. In addition to Microsoft Stream, adding captions to videos inserted into PowerPoint (non-stream, just .mp4 embed), ALSO only accepts VTT in PowerPoint. Considering all the accessibility laws governments are adhering to, this feature is a must.
Pier-Adam Turcotte commented
So it's been 3 years, 9 months and 6 days. I love the update you did to the captioning panel but without the export to VTT..... it's a big part for accessibility requirement, MS team specifically STREAM only take VTT. Most of all the Government workforce in Canada work exclusively on MS Team now.
Please Please Please.....
Susan Plungis commented
VTT is a must! Please add sooner rather than later. Seems to be the preferred format for businesses!
Sisi Tang commented
echoing.. need vtt export. Thank you
Dan Gray commented
The post describes SRT format not VTT. They are different. Please add this feature so my colleagues can produce VTT files and I don't have to nerf my VTT file validator :(
Roy Baker commented
Is this ready yet? Desperately need this.
Barry Cohen commented
Caption formats needed for our deliveries include .vtt, .scc, .srt and text for seo.
Please provide a translation tool or option on export sidecar files in these credible formats.
Yes this is needed.
We need WebVTT for Microsoft Stream.
We also need WebVTT when importing videos into Microsoft PowerPoint, which only accepts WebVTT.
For a long time now, I've been able to export .srt or .vtt from YouTube, but am confused why it's taken Premiere Pro so long to be on par with this.
I've got the latest Premiere Pro 15.4.1 at the time of this writing, but still no WebVTT
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Ken Serrano commented
It is now 9/29/2021.....where is the vtt export support. You have been working on it since March.
Patricia Pilz commented
Same here, need VTT for MS Stream in our business, please.