List of all Output Formats

CaptionSync produces a wide variety of output file formats to support captioning for broadcasts, DVDs, videotape, web players, video-sharing sites, and podcasts.

At the end of this article you can find media samples that you can use with these outputs. Please open a Support Ticket to request specific samples of these caption files.

If you're looking for encoded captions/subtitles, where the caption file is embedded into the media file, then please take a look at our Video Encoding tutorial for more information.  

Following is a list of the various output file extensions and what they are typically used for:

Extension

Description

  Transcripts and Support Files

  .CLEAN.TXT   Clean text transcript without any timing information, formatted with blank lines between speaker changes.
  .CLEAN.PDF   Clean text transcript in the .pdf format, without any timing information, formatted with blank lines between speaker changes.
  .CLEAN.DOCX   Clean text transcript in the .docx format, without any timing information, formatted with blank lines between speaker changes.
  .TXT   Raw text transcript without any timing information but may contain sync markers (used for redos).
  .ID   A simple XML file noting the original AST ID pertaining to the submission (only present for AST-Link submissions which are not Batched)

  Production Transcript Files

  .PROD.TXT   A time-stamped text transcript, with a timestamp at every speaker change and periodically within each speaker’s monolog. NOTE: This format can also be requested as a Captioning output, in which case timestamps will be placed at a fixed frequency of 60 seconds.

  Web Result Types

  .ADB.XML   DFXP timed text for Flash (uses dur syntax). Also used for Panopto Lecture Capture systems. See .DFXP.XML below for DFXP timed text with begin/end syntax.
  .ASS   Advanced SubStation Alpha format. This caption file is used by a wide variety of software packages -- particularly open-source and freeware packages. Examples include: iSubtitle, Handbrake, DivX, PS3, VLC, and MPlayer.
  .VTT   WebVTT format for HTML5 video. The syntax for the align: tag is A:middle.
  .2014.VTT   WebVTT format for HTML5 video. The syntax for the align: tag is align:middle.
  .SRT   Captions for YouTube, older JW FLV Player or for DVD subtitles longer than 32 characters per line
  .QT.XML   QuickTime TeXML subtitles. These are like QT.TXT (see below) but have a more modern UTF-8 character set support.
  .QT.TXT   Text track captions for QuickTime video or audio (.MOV, .MP3, .M4A, .M4V, .MP4, .WAV, …). See QT.XML above for more modern character set support.
  .QT.SMIL   + SMIL pointer file to tell the QuickTime player how to play the QuickTime text track captions with the QuickTime video or audio
  .SMI   SAMI captions for Windows Media video or audio (.WMV, .WMA, .ASF, .MP3, .WAV, …). Also used for Camtasia and other systems.
  .ASX   + ASX pointer file to tell the Windows Media player how to play the SAMI text captions with the Windows Media video or audio
  .WMP.TXT   Captions for embedding into Windows Media video (.WMV)
  .RT   RealText captions for RealMedia video or audio (.RM, .RA, .MP3, .WAV, …)
  .RT.SMIL   + SMIL pointer file to tell the RealPlayer how to play the RealText captions with the RealMedia video or audio
  .DFXP.XML   DFXP timed text for Flash with begin/end tags. See .ADB.XML above for DFXP timed text with dur syntax. Compliant with the TTML specifications.
  .SMPTETT.XML   The SMPTE-TT file is the FCC standard for internet captioning. It's derived from the DFXP format, but contains some extra fields to support the broadcast industry. It is also sometimes called TTML, SMPTE-TTML, or SMPTE-2052. This format supports a "708" style captions, being suitable for broadcasters looking for 708 captions or HD captions. It also supports vertical and horizontal positioning, so it is suitable for all FCC requirements. There is an increasing number of applications accepting the SMPTE-TT format, like Adobe Premiere.
  .LRC   MP3 Lyric file
  .APRESO.XML   XML captions for Apreso and Echo360 Lecture Capture systems
  .PPT.XML   Captions for the STAMP plugin for Powerpoint
  .TEGRITY.TXT   Captions for Tegrity Lecture Capture systems (prior to the Summer 2013 release)
  .BC.XML   DFXP captions for Brightcove Video
  .ENSEMBLE.XML   DFXP captions for Ensemble Video
  .CUE.XML   Adobe Cuepoint file
  .GPAC.TTXT   Caption file format used by mp4box
  .CPT.XML   XML captions for Captionate to encode into Flash video
  .QTWRD.TXT   QuickTime word level text track captions for QuickTime video or audio (.MOV, .MP3, .M4A, .M4V, .MP4, .WAV, …). Words highlighted as spoken.
  .QTWRD.SMIL   + SMIL pointer file to tell the QuickTime player how to play the QuickTime word level text track captions with the QuickTime video or audio
  .QTWRDRVL.TXT   QuickTime word level text track captions for QuickTime video or audio (.MOV, .MP3, .M4A, .M4V, .MP4, .WAV, …). Words revealed as spoken.
 .QTWRDRVL.SMIL   + SMIL pointer file to tell the QuickTime player how to play the QuickTime word level text track captions with the QuickTime video or audio
  .KAR.TXT   QuickTime karaoke captions for QuickTime video or audio (.MOV, .MP3, .M4A, .M4V, .MP4, .WAV, …)
  .KAR.SMIL   + SMIL pointer file to tell the QuickTime player how to play the QuickTime karaoke captions with the QuickTime video or audio

  Broadcast Result Types

  .CAP   Cheetah binary captions
  .ASC   Cheetah text captions
  .XMS   Rapidtext captions
  .SCC   29.97 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video). Also used to caption content for iTunes, iPods, and iPhones.
  .NDF.SCC   + 29.97 fps Non-drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video).
  .24P.SCC   23.976 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video). Also used to caption content for iTunes, iPods, and iPhones.
  .24.SCC   24 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video). Also used to caption content for iTunes, iPods, and iPhones.
  .25.SCC   25 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video). Also used to caption content for iTunes, iPods, and iPhones. Also called PAL output in Europe.
  .60P.SCC   59.94 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro, Encore, and others (Important for DVD Studio Pro that the timecode of captions match the timecode of the MPEG video). Also used to caption content for iTunes, iPods, and iPhones.
  .SRT   Subtitles for SubRip
  .STL   Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for DVD Studio Pro (Important that the timecode of subtitles match the timecode of the MPEG video)
  .NDF.STL   + Non-drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for DVD Studio Pro (Important that the timecode of subtitles match the timecode of the MPEG video)
  .ADB.TXT   Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore
  .ADB.NDF.TXT   + Non-drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore
  .24P.ADB.TXT   23.976 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore
  .24.ADB.TXT   24 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore
  .25.ADB.TXT   25 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore. Also called PAL output in Europe.
  .60P.ADB.TXT   59.94 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD subtitles for Encore
  .DVDIT.TXT   Subtitles for Sonic DVDit
  .SONIC.SUB   Subtitles for Sony DVD Architect and for Sonic DVD Creator
  .AVIDDS.TXT   Drop-frame timecode version of subtitles for the Avid DS system
 .AVIDDS.NDF.TXT   + Non-drop-frame timecode version of subtitles for the Avid DS system
  .AVIDDVD.TXT   Subtitles for Avid DVD by Sonic
  .MICRODVD.SUB   Subtitles for MicroDVD; used by many programs to format subtitles, including mplayer
  .PAL.STL   PAL 25 fps timecode version of DVD subtitles for DVD Studio Pro (Important that the timecode of subtitles match the timecode of the MPEG video)
  .PC.SCC   29.97 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .SCC file above for the more standard variety.
  .PC.NDF.SCC   + 29.97 fps Non-drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .NDF.SCC file above for the more standard variety.
  .PC.24P.SCC   23.976 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .SCC file above for the more standard variety.
  .PC.24.SCC   24 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .SCC file above for the more standard variety.
  .PC.25.SCC   25 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .SCC file above for the more standard variety. Also called PAL output in Europe.
  .PC.60P.SCC   59.94 fps Drop-frame timecode version of DVD captions for Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Premiere, and others. Uses PC CR/LF line breaks and has workaround for Premiere bug. See .SCC file above for the more standard variety.

  Search Result Types

  .XML   Pictron XML search data

 

 

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    Jeanette Christian

    I have an account with you. My customer sent me an MPEG video file and need captioning on overlayed. I have already created the TEXT script. Will your platform ingest the MPEG and send back to me a captioned video file? If so what format should I expect to get back?