Want a simple tool to convert your VTT to SRT files in seconds? File conversions can seem confusing, especially if you’re new to video editing. With VEED, a simple, yet powerful, video editor, you can convert your VTT to SRT files in a super intuitive way.

In this guide, we will be covering;

  • The difference between VTT files and SRT files
  • How to convert VTT files to SRT files with VEED
  • How automatically add and translate subtitles accurately in a few clicks with VEED


What’s The Difference Between VTT Files and SRT Files?

VTT files are known as ‘Web Video Text Track’ files, and they’re commonly used as subtitle files. Video text tracks notably use periods to separate seconds from milliseconds. VTT is more dynamic than SRT files. Most notably, VTT lets you change caption styling, frame placement and other metadata details within the captions.

On the other hand, SRT subtitles are known as SubRip Subtitle Files and they’re also incredibly handy. These files are plain-text files, and they contain a wealth of important information for subtitles, including key timings. Visually, SRT files use commas to separate out the milliseconds from the seconds. But you can’t alter the styling or placement of the captions.

Both are examples of closed captions, which are captions that you can turn on and off when watching videos. Open captions, on the other hand, are captions that are directly placed onto the video and can't be turned off. Closed captions like these two offer more flexibility. You can activate different closed captions and online video subtitles in other languages to consume the content.

To meet accessibility standards, both formats have a 32-character limit per caption line. The 32-character limit allows most people to read these captions at their own pace.

Overall, the differences between these subtitle formats may seem miniscule to some. But these subtitle file formats essential to differentiate. They both have their perks, and luckily, they can both be used with VEED.

How To Convert VTT Files To SRT Files With VEED

Here's an easy-to-use VTT to SRT converter.

1) Upload VTT file

Tap the convert VTT to SRT button and upload your VTT file.

VEED can accept uploads from a number of different locations. Our platform works well with content uploads from local files and your camera, YouTube video links and Dropbox, too. But there you have it. Very easy conversion process.

2) Download your SRT file

When you’ve uploaded your VTT file to VEED, let the file process until the landing screen reads ‘Your SRT file is ready to download’. You've just used the VTT to SRT converter.

Once you’ve done this, you can use the SRT file in your VEED projects, which is what we’ll take a look at in the next steps.

3) Use your SRT file in a video

To use the SRT file in a video, you’ll need to upload your desired video to VEED's subtitles editor. Hit the Upload Video button and select your file location. VEED accepts uploads from local files and your camera roll, or even your camera.

Once you’ve uploaded your video, head to the Subtitles tab in the left hand toolbar and press the upload subtitle file option. Here, you’ll be able to directly upload your freshly edited SRT file. It’s simple!

4) Verify accuracy

Of course, it’s essential to make sure that you edit and verify your subtitles wherever needed. To edit your subtitles, head to the Subtitles tab.

Here, you can access the manual subtitle tool, translation tool, subtitle styles and additional options.

5) Download your video

When you’re finally happy with your video, you can download it by hitting the export button. Here, you can choose between downloading an MP4 file and a GIF.

Make sure to let your video render completely- this could take several minutes, but it’s important for the final quality. Once you’ve done this, you can copy the download link to send it to other people.

VEED Can Also Automatically Add And Translate Subtitles Accurately In A Few Clicks

It’s not just converting VTT files to SRT files that VEED can help with, either. But with VEED, you can also automatically create a subtitle file from scratch!

1) Automatically add subtitles

VEED has a simple, yet powerful, subtitle editor that lets you add accurate and automatic a subtitle file in just a few clicks.

2) Automatically translate subtitles

In the same vein, you can also automatically translate subtitles across 100+ languages. In a few clicks, you can create a subtitle file from scratch in  a few clicks.

3) SRT to TXT

Converting SRT files to TXT files is incredibly helpful for video editors who want to transcribe their video and turn it into text content. Use our conversion tool to do this.

4) SRT to VTT

VEED can even help you with the opposite conversion that’s covered in this article! Take a look here to convert SRT files to VTT files instead of VTT files to SRT files. It's a quick and simple process. Video players that allow VTT enable you to change the styling and frame placement of your closed captions. For more professional video editing, you may want to have subtitles that fit your brand.

It’s not just these file types that VEED works well with, of course. There are plenty of upload styles that are accepted - from ASS files to TXT files, to VTT files to TXT files. The conversion process remains as easy as doing a few clicks.

How Can Video Subtitles Help You Build An Audience?

Finally, it’s worth considering how subtitles and closed captioning can help to build an audience. The main ways that subtitles can help people engage more with your online videos;

  • Improving accessibility for a wider audience. Accessibility is a hugely important thing to consider when creating content- content creators should be considerate of every member of their audience.
  • Increasing the ease-of-viewing. Subtitles can simply help to make video content more palatable and easy to watch for viewers. For example, if you're a teacher and have a video recording after using a lecture capture software, adding subtitles will enable your students to follow your course content more easily.
  • Catching the eye of people scrolling past. Many people will have video content on mute as they’re scrolling through social media- subtitles can help to catch their eye and draw them in.
  • Optimize for search algorithms to reach more people. Google, YouTube and various social media platforms that enable closed captions analyze these captions to better understand, index, rank and show your video content to more relevant users.

To put it simply, subtitles and closed captioning are absolutely essential for modern video content, no matter what sort of videos it is that you produce.

Automatically Create Great Subtitles with VEED

Overall, knowing how to convert subtitles and different types of closed captioning files can be wonderfully helpful when you’re looking to hone your editing skills. Whether you’re a beginner, novice or expert, it’s always worth brushing up on your file conversion tools.

But of course VEED isn't just a tool to convert subtitles. You can add text to video, merge, trim and split a video into separate clips, add separate audio tracks, change video speed, and so on. Whether it's for basic or professional video editing, VEED is a simple, yet powerful, video editor for all your needs.

Want to learn more about video editing online? If so, you’re going to love our blog- it’s packed full of handy guides. We’ve got plenty of tutorials and posts on our Instagram and YouTube channels, too.