.SBV File Extension

File Type 1

YouTube Captions File

Developer Google
4.3  |  45 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Text

What is an SBV file?

An SBV file is a file used to add subtitles or closed captions to a YouTube video. It contains a series of start and end timestamps paired with the captions to show during those time periods. SBV files are saved in a plain text format.

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SBV file open in GitHub Atom

SBV timestamps are formatted using the H:MM:SS.000 time format. These start and end timestamps correspond to playback times in the video the SBV file is intended to caption. The caption paired with each start and end time appears during that time period.

SBV files are similar to .SUB and .SRT files. YouTube recommends that novice caption creators create caption files using the SBV or SRT formats, since those formats are quite basic.

How to open an SBV file

You can open and edit an SBV file using any text editor, such as Notepad (Windows), TextEdit (Mac), or Atom. You can also view an SBV file's contents by dragging the file into any web browser.

How to validate SBV files

You can verify correct subtitle formatting by uploading your SBV file to the Subtitle Validator available at https://validator.subtitledpro.com/.

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Programs that open or reference SBV files

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Updated February 7, 2022
File Type 2

Superbase Form Definition File

Developer Superbase Developers
4.1  |  16 Votes
Category Page Layout Files
Format Binary

What is an SBV file?

An SBV file is a form definiton file used by SuperBase, a program used for developing client/server applications. It contains a graphical layout definition for a form. SBV files are used to format reports, tables, and user interfaces that are populated from a Superbase database.

Programs that open SBV files

Superbase Classic
Superbase Scientific
Superbase SB Next Generation Workbench
Updated January 19, 2010

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