Auto Subtitle Generator

Our AI-powered subtitle generator automatically creates subtitles and captions for all of your online videos. Get started in just one click.

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Automatic subtitle generator powered by AI

Did you know 80% of viewers are more likely to finish a video with subtitles? Your video isn't done until the subtitles are added. And yet, adding subtitles to a video has typically been manual, confusing, and time-consuming—Kapwing fixes that for good. Kapwing lets you automatically generate subtitles for all of your video and audio files.

Our AI-powered subtitle generator picks up what a subject in a video or audio file is saying with unmatched accuracy. You're one click away from ready-to-use video subtitles. Once your auto-generated subtitles are ready, you can edit them directly, then hardcode your subtitles into your videos or download the caption files in popular formats like SRT, VTT, or TXT. You can also customize every detail—colors, fonts, backgrounds, location on screen, and animated effects are all easily changed with Kapwing's subtitle generator. You can even add a full Brand Kit with custom fonts to your account so your subtitles will always stay on-brand.

Our tool is so accurate it doubles as a transcript generator and translator, so you can transcribe video to text and then translate your video transcripts to over 60+ languages, including English, Spanish, and more. We support to and from translations and our software can automatically detect the language in use. Need to generate subtitles for free? Kapwing's free plan allows for up to 10 minutes of auto-subtitles per month, and pricing for our Pro plan is affordable if you need more.

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How to auto generate subtitles for a video

Auto Subtitle Generator
  1. Upload video

    Upload a video to the Kapwing studio from any device. Or, drag and drop a video from your desktop. Your video must include sound.

  2. Auto-generate subtitles

    Click on 'Subtitles' on the left-hand side of the editor. Then select the 'Auto subtitles' option that appears. Our auto-subtitle generator will start working on your subtitles instantly. Once they're done, you can edit the text, font, design, location, and more.

  3. Export and download

    Select the 'Export Project' option from the top-right of the screen to hardcode your subtitles into your video and download the final video file. Or, click on the download icon above the subtitle editor to get the transcript in formats like SRT, VTT, and TXT.

Everything you need to auto-generate subtitles

Fast and accurate subtitles in one click

Our AI-powered tools instantly transcribe your videos. Your transcript is then added to your video as word-by-word subtitles, which can be edited directly or downloaded to popular file formats. Why do we care so much about fast subtitles and video captions? Because we know you're moving fast—you have content to create and publish. Accessibility is a priority for you and across all social media platforms, but you can't spend idle time manually editing subtitles.

Kapwing's automatic subtitles will dramatically speed up the time you spend creating subtitles. In seconds you'll have a ready-to-use transcript and captions that you can edit directly to make perfect. Save hours of time each week and ensure all of your videos are accessible and social-ready. Our tool is so fast, you may never have to send or publish a video without subtitles again. Use them for training videos, social media, or even personalized one-to-one messages.

Customize every detail of your subtitles

Auto-generated subtitles that look tailor-made for your brand. Kapwing's subtitle tool allows for a bevy of turn-key customization options so your video captions never look bland. Edit colors, sizes, choose between hundreds of fonts (or upload your own), adjust the background and opacity, and even apply animated effects like word-by-word paint and highlights as your subtitles are read.

Adjust the smallest details like line height and padding of your subtitle backgrounds. And of course, you can directly edit the text of your auto-generated subtitles to make small corrections or better match the flow of your video. Or, add your Brand Kit so your preferred color palette and fonts are ready to go, whether you’re a professional content creator or in-house creative team. Need to add text to a video that's not a caption? Kapwing can handle that, too.

Fully-featured platform for video creation

Kapwing is much more than a subtitle tool. Our best-in-class online video editor comes with a full suite of cutting-edge tools to help you create more video content faster. Kapwing features more automatic video editing tools like background removal, silence removal, resizing, text to speech, and so much more. We've also recently released a brand new AI video generatorto help you bring any video idea to life.

Have more traditional edits in mind? Kapwing stacks up against leading desktop competitors with advanced tools like keyframing, motion tracking, real-time editing and feedback, and custom Brand Kits. Try Kapwing for the automatic subtitles and stay for the robust set of features that will help you produce video faster than ever before. There's no software to download and it's completely free to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a way to auto-generate subtitles?

Kapwing can automatically generate subtitles for any video. Here's how: Upload your video, click on 'Subtitles' in the left side of the editor, then select the 'Auto subtitles' feature. Your subtitles will be generated in seconds, and ready to hardcode in videos or be downloaded as an SRT, VTT, or TXT file.

How do I convert spoken voice into subtitles?

Kapwing's online tool includes speech recognition that automatically detects spoken voice in a video or audio file. Kapwing will then create a transcript for your file that can be edited directly and used as subtitles, either hardcoded into a video or downloaded as a subtitle file.

How can I automatically translate video subtitles?

Kapwing also includes a video translator that can translate to and from over 60+ languages. Here's how: Upload your video and use the 'Auto subtitles' feature to generate subtitles. Then select the translate icon above the subtitle editor and select the language you'd like to translate to. Kapwing will translate your subtitles and automatically update your video.

Is Kapwing's subtitle generator free to use?

Our free plan allows for up to 10 minutes of auto-subtitles. Update to a Pro plan for as little as $16/month if you pay annually to generate more subtitles. Videos exported on our free plan will include a small watermark.

Is there a way to auto-generate subtitles without software?

Kapwing's subtitle tool is part of our web-based editor and available to use without any software. Click 'Generate subtitles' above and you'll be taken straight inside our editor to get started. No plugins or add-ons needed either—you'll be ready to create subtitles right inside the Kapwing app.

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As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
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