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How To Create Dutch Captions

The Dutch language is spoken by around 23 million people in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Caribbean. It is also the official language of the European Union and the United Nations. For those looking to add captions in Dutch to their audio and video media, this article provides a comprehensive guide on how to do so.

What are Captions and How Are They Different from Subtitles?

Captions are a type of text that includes the spoken dialogue of an audio or video recording, as well as additional sound effects, background music, and other audio cues. Captions are intended to be read by viewers who are hard of hearing or deaf. Subtitles, on the other hand, are a type of text that translates the spoken dialogue of a video or audio recording into a different language.

Benefits of Transcribing and Creating Captions in Dutch

Adding captions to videos and audio recordings in Dutch can provide a number of benefits. Firstly, it will allow people who are hard of hearing or deaf to access content that was previously inaccessible to them. It also allows Dutch speakers to access content in their native language, which can be beneficial for learning, entertainment, and business purposes. Furthermore, adding captions to audio and video recordings can help to improve search engine optimization and increase the reach of your content.

Tools for Transcribing and Creating Dutch Captions

There are a number of tools available for transcribing and creating Dutch captions. Speak AI is one such tool. Speak AI is a cloud-based automated transcription and captioning platform with over 50,000 users. It offers a number of features, such as automated transcription and captioning in over 200 languages, including Dutch. Additionally, it offers audio and video editing tools, as well as the ability to export transcripts and captions in a variety of formats.


Adding captions to audio and video recordings in Dutch can provide a number of benefits, from improving accessibility to increasing the reach of your content. Speak AI is a powerful tool for transcribing and creating Dutch captions. It offers a range of features, from automated transcription and captioning to audio and video editing tools. With Speak AI, you can easily create Dutch captions for your audio and video recordings, allowing you to make your content more accessible and increase its reach.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your Dutch captioning, 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 Dutch audio and video captioning included.

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

Step 2: Upload your Dutch file(s) for Captioning

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 "Dutch" from the language dropdown menu to automatically caption in Dutch.

You can upload your Dutch file for captioning in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Dutch Audio File Types

  • Dutch MP3
  • Dutch M4A
  • Dutch WAV
  • Dutch OGG
  • Dutch WEBM
  • Dutch M4P

Accepted Dutch Video File Types

  • Dutch MP4
  • Dutch M4V
  • Dutch WMV
  • Dutch AVI
  • Dutch MOV
  • Dutch FLV

Publicly Available Dutch 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 Dutch captioning and analysis.

Dutch 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 caption 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 Dutch 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 caption your Dutch audio or Dutch video

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

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

Step 5: View and edit your automated Dutch captions​

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

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

Step 6: Export your Dutch captions and share interactive media players

With Speak, you can easily export Dutch captions to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your Dutch captions in Speak:

  • Export Dutch captions to SRTs
  • Export Dutch captions to VTTs

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

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

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

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

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

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How Much Does It Cost To Caption Dutch?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for Dutch captioning compared to other captioning solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated Dutch captioning 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 Dutch captioning per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make Dutch captioning even more affordable!

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

What Can You Caption In Dutch?

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

And so much more!

What Other Languages Can Speak Caption?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to caption 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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