Travis Nichols on July 29th, 2014
¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français ? With Gumroad, your film can. Vi är glada to announce subtitle support on Gumroad. Viewers of your film will now be able to turn on captions in the languages you provide.
When you upload a video file and click Add, you’ll be prompted to upload subtitle files. We accept .SRT, .DFXP, and .VTT (often called .WebVTT) formats. Add as many as you want.
A Subtitles file is essentially a text document with timing prompts. Miracle Tutorials offers a great lesson on creating subtitle files that can be found here.
There are a few options for creating and converting subtitle files. Here are some that we recommend:
If you already have subtitle files, but they’re not in .SRT, .DFXP or .VTT, convert them with one of the following:
On the buyer side, when streaming a video with subtitles, the activation and selection is simply a matter of pressing the CC button.
-BÖIKZMÖIND, with English captions
For downloads, subtitle files will be listed on the download page in addition to the video file. To watch the film with subtitles, open the film with VLC player (free and open source) and select “Add Subtitle File” from the Subtitles menu.
Now you can make the enjoyment of your films available to viewers around the world as well as to those with hearing impairments.
Let us know what you think of this new feature, or if you have any other questions about selling your film with Gumroad. We’re here to help.
-The Hooping Life en français