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.VTT File Extension

File TypeWeb Video Text Tracks File

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What is a VTT file?

A VTT file is a text file saved in the Web Video Text Tracks (WebVTT) format. It contains supplementary information about a web video, including subtitles, captions, descriptions, chapters, and metadata. VTT files do not contain any video data.

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VTT file open in Atom

Most online video hosting services, such as YouTube and Vimeo, allow users to caption or subtitle their videos using VTT files, as do media players like VideoLAN VLC Media Player. Additionally, the WebVTT format is designed to provide:

  • Chapters for content navigation
  • Text video descriptions
  • Other metadata aligned with audio or video content

NOTE: WebVTT replaced the Web Subtitle Resource Tracks (WebSRT) format in 2010.

How do I open a VTT file?

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

If you'd like to use a VTT file as a subtitle track in VideoLAN VLC Media Player:

  1. Begin playing the video you want to use your VTT file with.
  2. From the VLC Media Player menu bar, select Subtitles → Add Subtitle File ....
  3. Navigate to the folder containing your VTT file, select the file, and then select Open.
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Programs that open VTT files

Updated 6/22/2020

About VTT Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.vtt suffix is and how to open it.

The Web Video Text Tracks file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

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