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Windows Requirements: Windows 7 through Current Windows 11 + QuickTime 7
Mac Requirements: Mac OSX 10.9 through current Sonoma Mac OSX 14


Watch this short demo and see how easy it is to caption your videos!

  1. Just load your movie, set your text/background properties, then click the Start button. MovieCaptioner will start playing the first 4 seconds of your video in a loop.
  2. Just type what you hear in that loop and then hit your Return/Enter key to record that caption and it's starting timecode.
  3. MovieCaptioner will then automatically move on to the next 4 seconds of your movie. Just keep typing and hitting your Return/Enter key until you've captioned your entire movie.
It couldn't be simpler! If you can type, you can make your videos accessible for the deaf, increase your search engine optimization (SE0), and open your videos up to a much wider audience.

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MovieCaptioner can export a number of popular caption file formats and transcripts, including YouTube, broadcast TV, DVDs, iOS, and various Web formats.
The list includes:
  1. Open-Captioned Movie
  2. QT SMIL
  3. Flash XML (DFXP)
  4. DFXP-TTML (Brightcove)
  5. DFXP-TTML (Worldnow)
  6. YouTube
  7. JW Player Timed Text (TT)
  8. Common Look and Feel (CLF) Player
  9. Adobe Encore
  10. QuickTime Text
  11. Avid Text
  12. Sonic Scenarist (SCC)
  13. Spruce STL
  14. SubRip SRT
  15. SubViewer SUB
  16. SAMI (Windows Media)
  17. WMP Text
  18. Echo360
  19. Tegrity Lecture Capture
  20. Transcripts (paragraph form)
  21. Transcripts (with timecode)
  22. Transcripts (in 1-minute intervals)
  23. HTML (paragraph form)
  24. HTML (with timecode)
  25. HTML5 SMIL/Timesheet
  26. HTML5 WebVTT (both VTT file and sample Web page)


MovieCaptioner can also import many different formats as well.
This list includes:

  1. Plain text in paragraph form
  2. Text line by line
  3. Tab-delimited text
  4. Spruce STL
  5. Flash XML (DFXP)
  6. JW Player Timed Text (TT)
  7. Common Look and Feel (CLF)
  8. Adobe Encore
  9. Sonic Scenarist (SCC)
  10. SubRip SRT
  11. SubViewer SUB
  12. Windows Media SAMI (SMI)
  13. QT Text
  14. YouTube SBV
  15. CART (file created from live closed captioning)
  16. CC_Output
  17. TTML
  18. WebVTT
A setting in the Preferences window can limit the number of characters per caption when importing a paragraph or more of text. Plain text files can also be broken up into captions using carriage returns and then imported as Text in Line Form so that each line will be a separate caption. Note that plain text files and files of other formats should first be saved as UFT-8 Encoding with Unix line breaks (typically an option in text editors when doing a Save As) for best results. This should prevent unsupported characters, such as tabs, curly quotes and curly apostrophes, ellipses, em-dashes and en-dashes from being introduced into your captioning project and possibly throwing a monkey wrench into things.

After importing plain text files, you can use the Set Timecode button to synchronize the captions with your video. Just click Set Timecode, then keep clicking your Return/Enter key at the beginning of each caption when you hear it start. It will record the timecode when you hit the key and highlight the next caption for you to listen for.

Who Uses MovieCaptioner?

See why many government agencies, universities, businesses, networks, churches, transcription companies, and other organizations have turned to MovieCaptioner. The low price, ease of use, and world class support has made it the go-to software for in house closed captioning. MovieCaptioner pays for itself the first time you use it, and it doesn't take an expert to learn the simple workflow.

MovieCaptioner is used by:

  • Apple, Inc.
  • Starbucks
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Red Hat Studios
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Netflix
  • Home Box Office
  • Showtime Networks
  • DeafNation
  • Pac-12 Networks
  • AETN
  • Motorz TV
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Scripps Networks Interactive
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Entravision Communications
  • Jackknife Outdoors
  • Man vs. Elk
  • Larry Smith Outdoors
  • MIT
  • RIT
  • Penn State
  • Ohio State
  • Kent State
  • Gallaudet University
  • Cal State
  • George Mason University
  • Loyola University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Melbourne
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Vermont
  • Apple Distinguished Educators
  • NASA
  • NOAA
  • Dept of Homeland Security
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • FEMA
  • Dept of Health and Human Services
  • The Advertising Council
  • USDA Forest Service
  • National Institutes of Health
  • and many, many more!