How To Create French Subtitles

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How To Create French Subtitles

Transcribing audio and creating subtitles for audio and video can be a great way to reach a wider audience, especially when done in different languages. French is a widely spoken language, and as such, creating French subtitles can give your content a great reach. Here’s a look at all you need to know about creating French subtitles.

French Language Stats

French is the official language of 29 countries, including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and Luxembourg. It is also spoken in many other countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. According to Ethnologue, there are over 270 million native speakers of French, with around another 200 million speaking it as a second language.

Benefits of Transcription and Creating Subtitles

Transcribing audio and creating subtitles can be beneficial in many ways. For one, it provides access to your audio or video content to those with hearing impairments. It also allows non-native English speakers to access and understand your content, as well as those who are unable to watch your video or listen to your audio in real time. It also makes it much easier to share and repurpose content, as subtitles can be used to create shareable quotes and images.

What are Subtitles and How Are They Different from Captions?

Subtitles are words that appear onscreen when audio is playing. They allow the viewer to read along with the audio, making it easier to understand. Captions, on the other hand, are words that appear onscreen when there is no audio. They provide additional information such as sound effects and speaker identification.

Creating French Subtitles with Speak AI

Speak AI is a speech recognition and natural language platform that can help you create French subtitles quickly and easily. With over 70,000 users, Speak AI is a great choice for researchers, marketers, and businesses. It automatically transcribes audio into text, allowing you to quickly create subtitles. It also offers advanced features such as translation, sentiment analysis, and keyword extraction.


Creating French subtitles can be a great way to reach a wider audience and make your content more accessible. Speak AI offers a great platform for creating French subtitles quickly and easily. With its advanced features, it’s the perfect choice for researchers, marketers, and businesses. Sign up today and start creating French subtitles for your audio and video content.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your French 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 French audio and video subtitling included.

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

Step 2: Upload your French 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 "French" from the language dropdown menu to automatically subtitle in French.

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

Accepted French Audio File Types

  • French MP3
  • French M4A
  • French WAV
  • French OGG
  • French WEBM
  • French M4P

Accepted French Video File Types

  • French MP4
  • French M4V
  • French WMV
  • French AVI
  • French MOV
  • French FLV

Publicly Available French 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 French subtitling and analysis.

French 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 French 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 French audio or French video

Our automated subtitling software will prepare your French 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 French subtitles is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the French subtitles, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated French 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 French subtitles up to full accuracy with our intuitive subtitles editing system.

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

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

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

  • Export French subtitles to SRTs
  • Export French 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 French 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 French?

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

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

What Can You Subtitle In French?

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