Add Subtitles to Videos by API

Automate the process of adding subtitles to your social media videos using code and no-code tools. Set up an automated workflow with Zapier, Make (Integromat), or Pabbly, or use programming languages like Javascript, PHP, Ruby, or Python to transcribe your videos and add animated captions – all automatically.

  • Auto-transcribe social media videos
  • Generate animated, word-by-word captions
  • Highly accurate subtitles

How to Add Subtitles to Videos by API?

Creatomate's API simplifies the process of automatically transcribing videos and generating subtitles using a customizable template. In the template editor, you can design your subtitle style, which you can then use to create hundreds of captioned social media videos within your automated workflows.

Create a subtitle template

To automatically add subtitles to your videos, start by creating a template. This template will serve as the design for your videos. You can use the editor to customize the style, position, and animation of the subtitles to your liking. There are also ready-made templates with social media-style subtitles to choose from.

However, Creatomate goes beyond just adding subtitles to your videos. You can also automate advanced video editing tasks like adding outros, overlays, merging clips, and more. Be sure to explore the template editor and our tutorials to discover how you can automate even more of your social media marketing.

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Set up an automated workflow

After designing your videos, it's time to automate the process. The easiest way is to use a no-code automation platform like Zapier, Make (Integromat), or Pabbly. These platforms let you build customized workflows using thousands of apps, including Creatomate. For example, you can automatically transcribe video files from Google Drive or Airtable, and then post the subtitled versions on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok. Follow this guide to learn how to do that with Zapier. If you prefer another no-code solution, the principles are the same.

Alternatively, you can programmatically add subtitles to your videos. If you're a developer or have one on your team, you can generate captioned videos directly from your application or script using Javascript, PHP, Ruby, or Python. Check out this guide to get started with the API.

Automatically generate videos with subtitles

Whether you prefer using code or a no-code platform, setting up an automated workflow to transcribe videos and add subtitles is straightforward. Once it's running, there's no need to manually generate captions for your videos – automation takes care of all that.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I add subtitles to videos using an API?

Yes, you can easily add captions to your social media videos with Creatomate's API. Start by creating a subtitle style template, and then use it in your automated workflows using either a no-code platform or a code-based method.

What subtitle styles can I create?

You can design subtitles in popular social media styles, like those on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. The editor provides flexibility to customize your captions with animations, effects, colors, and more.

Which social media videos are suitable for automatic subtitles?

Any social media video containing spoken content, such as podcast clips, interviews, or explainer videos, should include subtitles. Subtitles not only make your content accessible to viewers who watch without sound but also capture attention and engage your audience. If you frequently share YouTube Shorts, Instagram Stories and Reels, or TikTok videos, implementing an automated subtitle workflow will pay off almost immediately.

How accurate are the auto-generated subtitles?

Creatomate uses advanced Speech-to-Text AI technology to automatically transcribe your videos and generate subtitles. This ensures a high level of accuracy. It also eliminates the need for manual subtitle review and editing, making the entire process fully automated.

How quickly can I get started?

Creating a template with your preferred subtitle style can be done in just a few minutes. Setting up an automated workflow using Zapier, Make, Pabbly, or the API typically takes around 15 minutes. Here is a step-by-step tutorial that will explain the process in detail.

Which API is the best choice for adding subtitles to videos?

In our opinion, Creatomate is the leading API for automatically adding subtitles to videos. It comes with an online template editor that lets you design subtitles in your preferred style, ensuring they match the diverse styles seen on social media. Additionally, Creatomate provides both code and no-code automation options, making it a versatile solution suitable for both marketers and developers.

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