THEOplayer supports WebVTT subtitles and closed captions both via the <track> element on the website for VOD streaming and embedded WEBVTT subtitles directly in the HLS manifest. Alternatively, THEOplayer offers CEA-608/708 captions that are automatically detected when they are present in the stream.
Never let your viewers be left in the dark again. Synchronize your subtitles and closed captions accurately by using the WebVTT format, which is the standard format for subtitles on the web.
Worried about FF-compliance of your video content? THEOplayer's world-class support for CEA-608 captions is easy to implement and will make sure you will not have to think about fines for violations of FCC standards ever again. CEA-608 closed captions with THEOplayer work on all devices and platforms, including mobile web on iOS, Android and Windows Phones.
THEOplayer automatically detects when there are captions embedded in the stream and plays them back without additional configuration. Captions are simple to control and viewers can switch smoothly between languages.