[Athen] Is it possible to extract subtitles

Stager, Catherine Catherine.Stager at frontrange.edu
Mon Oct 19 11:55:05 PDT 2020

Captions and subtitles are different, (https://www.w3.org/wiki/VTT_Concepts#Different_types_of_VTT_tracks_and_their_structures) but frequently the terms are used interchangeably. Subtitles do not contain the added information for access to sounds within a video.
Captions and subtitles both will be in a timed text format - commonly a .vtt file. If you can access the vtt, or other timed text format files, you can get the text.
Hope that is helpful.

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... from a foreign film so that I have a transcript in English?

I had some software on my work PC that I believe does this, but I'm still sheltering in place so cannot exactly remember what I have there.

I also remember someone in our deaf services department doing this for a blind student several years ago, but can't remember exactly how or with what software it was done.

Are captions and subtitles technically the same thing?


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