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How to open VTT file?

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A Virtual Text Transfer (VTT) file is a plain text file used for captions and subtitles in video content. Usually, we use this file for web-based video platforms, such as Youtube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, among others.

Apart from the subtitles, these files also contain other metadata such as a file header, timing information, text content, styling information, comments, chapters and descriptions.

In this article, we’ll explain three methods of how you can open a VTT file easily so that you can verify the accuracy of the captions and subtitles and make necessary corrections or edits. You can also extract texts out of the file for use in other applications.

Method 1: Open VTT file using a text editor

This is the easiest method of opening a VTT file. All you need is the concerned file and any text editor.

Now, right-click on the VTT file that you want to open, select Open with and then select the text editor of your choice (Notepad, WordPad, or Sublime Text).

Method 2: Open VTT file using a video player

This method is the same as adding a subtitle file to the VLC player. Just open a video on VLC, and then go to Subtitles > Add subtitle file. Navigate to the location of the file and then click Open.

Also read: Crunchyroll subtitles not working: Quick Fix

Method 3: Open VTT file using a subtitle editor

There are many subtitle editors like Aegisub or Subtitle workshop available in the market that can help you open VTT files. Just download any one of these subtitle editors and then import the VTT file.

You can find various online subtitle editors too. Search for subtitle editors in the search engine and then go to any of the websites.

Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Let us dive into some FAQs on the topic:

How to open VTT file?

To open a VTT file, right-click on the file and then select any text editor including Notepad, Wordpad, and Sublime text, among others.

How do I open a VTT file in Word?

To open a VTT file in Word, right-click on the file, select Open with and then select Word.

Also read: How to add subtitles in MX Player?

Kumar Hemant

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