Convert captions/subtitles from SMI to VTT

SMI (SAMI) is used to process, distribute, and transfer a wide range of subtitle materials in a specific subtitle format. VTT (WebVTT), on the other hand, is a simple language that structures and formats documents containing both time and text details. In certain circumstances, you may need to convert SMI files, generated by particular proprietary software, into VTT files to make them compatible with multiple platforms. The following is a comprehensive guide on how to convert SMI to VTT using our Caption Subtitle Converter.

Step 1: Go to the Captions/Subtitles Converter

Firstly, click on the link or copy and paste this link into your browser

Step 2: Set conversion settings

Scroll down to the Convert To section. In the Select format dropdown menu, select “.vtt” For the “Character Encoding” option, most users can just leave it as “UTF-8” unless your SMI file uses a different type of encoding.

Step 3: Choose SMI file

Navigate to the Convert From section and click on the “Browse” button. In the pop-up dialog, find and select the SMI file that you want to convert. After you select the SMI file, click on the “Open” button.

Step 4: Download the VTT file

The converter will immediately start the conversion process. After it finishes the conversion, you will see a popup window that lets you download the converted VTT file. Click on the “Download” button and choose a save location on your computer.

That’s all! Now you know how to convert SMI to VTT using the TranscribeFiles Caption Subtitle Converter.

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