About Transcription Formats

You can use Transcriptionsavailable in Englishto add captions to your media or to create other text-based content. After recording, you can download transcriptions in the SRT or TXT file formats.

  • The TXT file is a text document you can edit directly in Notes, NotePad, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or other word-processing software.
  • The SRT file is formatted to import to video editing or media player software to display captions during playback.

The SRT file includes all the recorded participants' dialogue divided into short text captions that indicate who is speaking. It includes timestamp information for a media player to display each caption at the correct time during playback. To see the timestamps, like below, open the SRT file with a word processing program like TextEdit (Mac) or WordPad (Windows), or drag the file into a browser window:

Sample transcription output. Each line of the caption is divided by the timestamp that indicates how long to display it on screen, with roughly 3 to 6 seconds of spoken words on each line.

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