For those of you that don’t know too much about Vimeo, it’s a video sharing website that was first set up in 2004 by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments of their lives. Vimeo now has over 1,000,000 members and is growing every day.
Vimeo’s latest update has introduced support for subtitles and closed captions. Their website offers full details of how to add Subtitles or Captions to your video but we’ve summarised the most important bits below.
- Vimeo supports the following common subtitle files formats: SRT, WebVTT, DFXP/TTML, SCC and SAMI.
- Vimeo supports over 158 languages. Click here to see a full list.
Other features included are:
- Lightening fast playback – many videos now start in under a second.
- In-player purchasing – anyone can quickly rent or buy a Vimeo On Demand work directly from the embedded trailer, wherever it appears on the Internet.
- Redesigned share screen – quickly share to Twitter, Facebook or by email.
- Integrated login – ability to like a video or add it to your Watch Later queue without being logged in.
- Fully accessible – full keyboard navigation and WCAG2AA support.
- HTML5 by default – everyone that has an HTML5 capable browser can use the HTML player.
- Preference sync – if using HTML5, any preferences changed in the player (HD, volume, scaling) will change in all the players open in the browser.
- More responsive than ever.
Here at Matinée we are very pleased to hear that Vimeo are now supporting subtitles and closed captions. If you need any help our support with this service in the future please don’t hesitate to contact us.