It’s a question we get here all the time: “How do I download a copy of my captioned video to play offline?”. The answer is simple. With a few clicks on Dotsub, you can purchase this kind of file.
For this walk-through, I’m assuming you have the following:
- You have already signed up for free at Dotsub.
- A video file.
- Captions for your video in standard format (ex: SRT, WebVTT or Timed-text).
If you don’t have captions, consider purchasing from us. I outline how to do this in an earlier blog post. If you don’t have a video file… well there is not much I can do for you in that case, but read on anyways.
First, I am going to recommend that you upgrade your account to ‘Dotsub Pro‘. Being a Pro user allows you to upload videos longer than 25 minutes and allows you purchase high quality burn in files. You can do this under ‘My Account‘.
Now, after logging in, you’ll have to upload your video file to Dotsub. You can do this from any page, just click the upload link in the toolbar at the top of the page.
Fill out the upload form and hit ‘Upload’. It will take a few minutes to upload and convert your video file into Dotsub. Once the file has been uploaded and converted, you’ll receive an email and the file will be listed under ‘My Videos‘.
You’ll need to upload the captions you already have. This is done by clicking on the video and hitting ‘Caption Video’ on the right of the video page.
Here you can import the caption file in the ‘Toolbox’ on the right. After your file is imported, hit ‘Mark these captions complete’ to finish the captioning process.
Now, you can purchase a video file with burnt in captions. From the ‘My Videos‘ page, click on ‘Order Captions, Translation and Video Files’.
On this page, you can order the burn in file by checking off ‘English’ under ‘Subtitle Burn In Files’. Hit ‘Add to Cart’ and you are ready to check out.
After you have completed the checkout process, your file will be created. This process won’t take long and in about 30 minutes, you will receive an email with a link to download the file.