If you're having issues uploading your WebVTT to, say, YouTube or Vimeo, here are some things to consider:
2. We've noticed some errors occurring with WebVTT files if you have the < or > character in your transcript. This is because WebVTT supports inline styles, which allow you to do things like italicize text if it's wrapped <i>like this</i>. More on this feature here. Because of these styles tags however, you won't be able to type the less than or greater than symbol in your transcript and have it appear as onscreen as simply < or >. In fact, having these characters in your transcript, if they aren't associated with a style tag, will usually result in upload failure.
Fortunately, there is an easy workaround to fix this problem. YouTube and Vimeo will read the code < as a < symbol, and > as a > symbol, per the WebVTT spec. Once your transcript is complete, you can run a Find and Replace function in InqScribe to convert the less than and greater than characters to their code counterparts. YouTube and Vimeo will be able to read the code, and convert it into the correct < and > symbols when you view the video.
Here are detailed instructions:
You can read more about the WebVTT format and the features it supports from Mozilla here.
For more about InqScribe's WebVTT support, check our the WebVTT section of our User Guide.
If you're still have issues getting your InqScribe WebVTT file to work, send an email to email@example.com and we'll help to troubleshoot the problem.