How To Create Afrikaans Subtitles

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How To Create Afrikaans Subtitles

Subtitles are an invaluable part of the media industry, allowing viewers to understand more about films, videos, and audio without having to understand the spoken language. They are a great way to both expand the reach of content and make it easier to understand for those who don’t speak the language. Afrikaans, a language derived from Dutch and spoken primarily in South Africa and Namibia, is a great example of a language that subtitles can help bring to a wider audience. In this article, we will cover how to create Afrikaans subtitles, the benefits of transcription and subtitling, and how Speak AI's transcription and natural language platform can help you create subtitles in Afrikaans.

What are Subtitles and How Are They Different Than Captions?

Subtitles and captions are both used to translate audio and video content into a written form, but they have some key differences. Subtitles are a translation of the spoken dialogue in a movie or video, while captions are a transcription of all sound, including sounds like music or background noise. Captions are also used to provide descriptions of on-screen action for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Where is Afrikaans Spoken?

Afrikaans developed in Africa, but over 90 percent of Afrikaans vocabulary draws from its parent language — Dutch — and it's not spoken just in South Africa: It's also spoken in Namibia and (to a lesser extent) in Australia, Botswana, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Afrikaans subtitling, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!

Our team is happy to give you a 7-day trial with 30 minutes of free Afrikaans audio and video subtitling included.

To sign up for Speak and start your Afrikaans subtitling, visit the Speak app register page here.

Step 2: Upload your Afrikaans file(s) for subtitling

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types. Once you upload your file all you have to do is select "Afrikaans" from the language dropdown menu to automatically subtitle in Afrikaans.

You can upload your Afrikaans file for subtitling in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Afrikaans Audio File Types

  • Afrikaans MP3
  • Afrikaans M4A
  • Afrikaans WAV
  • Afrikaans OGG
  • Afrikaans WEBM
  • Afrikaans M4P

Accepted Afrikaans Video File Types

  • Afrikaans MP4
  • Afrikaans M4V
  • Afrikaans WMV
  • Afrikaans AVI
  • Afrikaans MOV
  • Afrikaans FLV

Publicly Available Afrikaans URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic Afrikaans subtitling and analysis.

Afrikaans YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically subtitle your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and pay the total automatically

Once you have your Afrikaans audio or video file ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to subtitle your Afrikaans audio or Afrikaans video

Our automated subtitling software will prepare your Afrikaans subtitles in as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half the audio or video length to produce the subtitles and insights.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your Afrikaans subtitles is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the Afrikaans subtitles, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated Afrikaans subtitles​

Want to tackle the subtitles edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated subtitles you have the option to edit your subtitles at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic Afrikaans subtitles up to full accuracy with our intuitive subtitles editing system.

Step 6: Export your Afrikaans subtitles and share interactive media players

With Speak, you can easily export Afrikaans subtitles to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your Afrikaans subtitles in Speak:

  • Export Afrikaans subtitles to SRTs
  • Export Afrikaans subtitles to VTTs

A more effective way of sharing subtitles is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and interactive subtitles.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and subtitles.

Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help!

We talked about Afrikaans subtitling here, but you may be interested in how to subtitle in other languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive subtitling and natural language processing software.

We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you subtitle!

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How Much Does It Cost To Subtitle Afrikaans?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for Afrikaans subtitling compared to other subtitling solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated Afrikaans subtitling for only $0.06 USD per minute. That is only $3.6 USD per hour!

We also scale our pricing based on media volume and can offer even bigger discounts to large customers.

So, if you have over 100 hours of Afrikaans subtitling per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make Afrikaans subtitling even more affordable!

You can learn more about how to subtitle Afrikaans with Speak and the relevant pricing on the website pricing page and the in-app pricing page.

What Can You Subtitle In Afrikaans?

  • Subtitle Afrikaans interviews
  • Subtitle Afrikaans videos
  • Subtitle Afrikaans audio
  • Subtitle Afrikaans earnings calls
  • Subtitle Afrikaans focus groups
  • Subtitle Afrikaans meetings
  • Subtitle Afrikaans phone calls
  • Subtitle Afrikaans YouTube videos
  • Subtitle Afrikaans Vimeo videos
  • Subtitle Afrikaans Zoom recordings
  • Subtitle Afrikaans Google Meet recordings
  • Subtitle Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Subtitle Afrikaans podcasts

And so much more!

What Other Languages Can Speak Subtitle?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to subtitle and analyze in different languages.

So, we continuously add more languages to Speak! Here are just some of the growing list of languages that Speak offers:

There are now many more added!

You can see the entire list of languages Speak supports through both the software and APIs.

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