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Linking Videos to Subtitle Files

The Transifex Editor has a built-in video player for translating subtitles. By seeing the video, translators get extra context as they translate and review subtitles. Before the video player can be enabled, a video must be linked to the subtitle file that's being translated. Your video can be in any of the following formats:

  • MP4
  • WEBM
  • OGG
  • YouTube

For the video player to work, timestamps should be included with your subtitle file.

To link a video to a subtitle file:

  • From the project navigation, select the project with the file you want to link your video to.

  • Click on Resources.

  • From the list of resources, click on the file you want to link the video to.

  • Open the Options by clicking the icon (indicated by three dots) in the top-right corner of the page. When open, click "Video subtitles"


  • In the popup, add the URL of the video to the field matching your video's format. You can add separate URLs for the same video (e.g. and if you'd like the video to work in different browsers.


    Your video can be hosted on YouTube, Amazon S3, or any other 3rd party site as long as it's publicly accessible.

  • When you're done, click Close.

Once you've associated a video with the file, you can use the video player as you translate subtitles.