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How to Enable Closed Captions / Subtitles

Learn how to include, exclude, edit or download closed captions in Synthesia.

Updated over a week ago

How to Preview Closed Captions

To preview the closed captions and see how they fit into your video, click on the Play button to preview your video.

To preview closed captions, click on the CC button, located in the bottom right of the video.

How to Include Closed Captions

To include captions in your final video, click Generate. Use the toggle to include closed captions and select the blue Generate button as show in the image below.

How to Exclude Closed Captions

To exclude the closed captions from your final video, use the same toggle to exclude captions and click Generate as shown below.

It is important to note that whether you decide to have include or exclude captions your video, your viewers won't be able to turn them on or off.

How to Download Closed Captions

If you exclude closed captions from your video, you can download them after the video is generated by clicking the three dots menu on the video sharing page, and selecting Download subtitles option as shown below.

How to Edit Closed Captions

If you have adjusted the pronunciation of some words in your script, you can edit the captions to avoid confusing captions.
For example, you have this script with two words adjusted for better pronunciation:

Hello world! Here is how you pro-nounce things using our pro-nun-sea-ation guide.

If you leave it like this, the captions will be shown using the hyphens. To fix this, use this simple command in your script.

<sub alias="adjusted word/phrase"> the word/phrase shown in captions</sub>

Here is how the script would look like:

Hello world! Here is how you <sub alias="pro-nounce">pronounce</sub> 
things <sub alias="pro-nun-sea-ation">pronunciation</sub>.

And your captions will look like this:

Hello world! Here is how you pronounce things using our pronunciation guide

Supported Languages for Closed Captions

Below you can find the current supported languages for closed captions. The list is being updated.

  • Bulgarian - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

  • Catalan

  • Cantonese - ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

  • Chinese - ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  • Croatian - ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

  • Czech - ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

  • Danish - ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

  • Dutch - ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  • English - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง/๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Flemish - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • French - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

  • German - ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

  • Greek - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

  • Hebrew - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  • Hindi - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  • Hungarian - ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

  • Italian - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

  • Japanese - ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

  • Kazakh - ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

  • Korean - ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

  • Lithuanian - ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น

  • Macedonian - ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

  • Malay - ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

  • Norwegian - ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

  • Persian - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท

  • Polish - ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  • Portuguese - ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

  • Romanian - ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

  • Russian - ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

  • Slovak - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

  • Slovenian - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

  • Spanish - ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Swedish - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

  • Serbian - ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Tamil

  • Turkish - ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

  • Ukrainian - ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  • Wu - ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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