Saturday, November 16, 2013
How to Import CAP Caption Files into MovieCaptioner
A reader recently asked if there was a way to import CAP files into MovieCaptioner. MovieCaptioner currently does not import CAP files directly, but there is a way, thanks to YouTube. As you may know, YouTube can import and display captions. What you may not know is that CAP files (with the .cap file extension) are one of the formats YouTube can accept. YouTube can also accept SRT (what MovieCaptioner uses for the YouTube caption export), SUB, SBV, and MPsub files. So, all you need to do is upload a movie to YouTube or use a movie you already have up there. It does not matter if it's the same movie that the CAP file goes to or how long the movie is. After you have a movie on YouTube, go to YouTube's Video Manager, check the box next to the video you want to edit, and use the pulldown menu next to your video to select Captions. This will take you to a new screen where you will choose your caption file to upload. Just click the Add New Track button and find your CAP file on your computer. After you upload the CAP file, click the new box that appears (English in the example below)... You will see your captions listed along with the timecode that goes with them. Now click the Actions button... and select .SRT from the menu under the Download section. This will download a converted SRT file to your computer. Now you can import this SRT file into MovieCaptioner by going to MovieCaptioner's Import menu and selecting Subrip SRT. You can download a free 14-day, fully functional demo of MovieCaptioner and try it for yourself and see why so many are turning to this software for their captioning needs.