How To Create German Subtitles

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How To Create German Subtitles

German is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 90 million native speakers in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. It is also the official language of several of the European Union member states. German is one of the most studied languages in the world, with more than 17 million students enrolled in German-language classes.

Transcription and subtitles can be extremely useful for researchers, marketers, and businesses as they provide valuable insights into audio and video content. Subtitles are an important tool for making audio and video content accessible to a wider audience. They can also help to improve the quality of the content by making it easier to understand.

What Are Subtitles?

Subtitles are textual versions of the audio and video that are placed on the screen to make the content easier to understand. They are written in a language that the viewer understands and can be used to provide additional context and information. Subtitles can be used to provide translations of audio and video content in different languages, including German.

Subtitles are different from captions, which are more descriptive and provide additional information, such as sound effects and speaker identification. Captions are primarily used to make audio and video content accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Benefits of Transcription and Subtitles in German

Creating subtitles in German can provide a number of benefits for researchers, marketers, and businesses. It can make audio and video content more accessible to a wider audience, as it allows viewers to read along and understand the content, even if they do not understand the language being spoken. Subtitles can also help to improve the quality of the content by providing additional context and information.

Subtitles can also be used to create searchable content, which can help to improve the visibility of the content on search engines. This can be especially beneficial for businesses who are looking to increase their reach and exposure.

Creating German Subtitles with Speak AI

Speak AI is a speech recognition and natural language platform that has over 70,000 users. It is a powerful tool for creating transcription and subtitles in German. Speak AI can accurately and quickly convert audio and video content into text and create subtitles in German.

The platform is easy to use and can be used to generate accurate and well-structured subtitles in German. It also has a range of advanced features that can help to improve the accuracy and quality of the subtitles.


Creating subtitles in German can provide a range of benefits for researchers, marketers, and businesses. Speak AI is a powerful platform that can be used to quickly and accurately create subtitles in German. The platform can also be used to generate searchable content, which can help to improve the visibility of the content on search engines.

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your German 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 German audio and video subtitling included.

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

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

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

Accepted German Audio File Types

  • German MP3
  • German M4A
  • German WAV
  • German OGG
  • German WEBM
  • German M4P

Accepted German Video File Types

  • German MP4
  • German M4V
  • German WMV
  • German AVI
  • German MOV
  • German FLV

Publicly Available German 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 German subtitling and analysis.

German 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 German 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 German audio or German video

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

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

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

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

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

  • Export German subtitles to SRTs
  • Export German 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 German 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 German?

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

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

What Can You Subtitle In German?

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