How to Easily Convert a Transcription to Subtitles With ScriptMe

Learn how to quickly and easily convert a transcription into subtitles for your video or audio file using the ScriptMe edit page. does more than just transcription. With just a few clicks, you can convert a transcript into subtitles that can easily be added to your audio or video files. While you’re at it, you can configure the subtitles to look just the way you want. The whole process should take less than 5 minutes.

Below, we’ll take you through the step-by-step instructions to convert transcript to subtitles with

  • Register for a account or log in if you already have one.
  • In your ScriptMe dashboard, you will see a list of all the video transcriptions you’ve made. Find the transcription you want to convert to subtitles and click the “See transcription” button:

After a short loading screen, you’ll land on the transcription edit page. This is your mission control for playing audio or video files, editing your transcripts, and, of course, converting them into various other formats. You can learn more about using the edit page here.

If you’re ready to convert your transcript to a subtitle file, click the “Convert to subtitles” button in the top-right corner:

That will open up a window where you can change the settings for the subtitle file you are about to create. As you can see below, you can choose between showing one or two lines of subtitles and the character count for each line.

Generally, it’s recommended that each subtitle consists of no more than 42 characters. Either 1 or 2 lines of subtitles are fine, as long as it doesn’t block anything important in the video.

  • When you’re happy with the settings, click the “Convert” button to start the process of converting the transcription into a subtitle file.
  • ScriptMe will now prepare the subtitle file:

When ScriptMe is finished, you’ll be taken to the subtitle edit page.

This is where you will be able to fine-tune your subtitles, make sure they are synced to your video/audio, and export the subtitle file for later use:

We’ll cover everything you need to know about editing subtitles in the ScriptMe subtitle edit page in a later guide.

And, that’s it! You’ve now successfully converted your transcript into subtitles, ready for editing and synching with your original video or audio file.

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