Multiline subtitles

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06 Dec, 2011 08:22 PM

Hi, thank you for this great service :) I hope some day it will become more like crowdsourcing!

My question is about multiline subtitles: I know they appear if a long text is entered. But can we force it somehow so it will place a text in the new line? Maybe some special symbol? Also, can we use formatting in subtitles (bold, italic)?

Thank you again!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by m.shamraeva on 08 Dec, 2011 05:32 AM

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    Thank you for using UniversalSubtitles! We appreciate your participation and your feedback.

    Regarding your question, at this time subtitling dialog does not support the use of line break symbols in the middle of a subtitle block. However, you can import (upload) subtitles with line breaks from a file in SRT format. Hence, the workaround - if line breaks inside subtitle blocks are absolutely necessary, you can:
    1. Create and sync subtitles with the use of
    2. Download them to your computer as a file in SRT format.
    3. Edit this file in a text editor of your choice, inserting line breaks as desired (maximum 3 lines per block).
    4. Save the file and upload it to

    One caveat: once this is done, you will no longer be able to edit your subtitles on-site, with the use of the subtitling dialog - otherwise, the formatting will be lost.

    HTML formatting of subtitles is not supported, either. The reason is to make our subtitles compatible with the standards and with various video players, which may fail to correctly process complex formatting.

    Best regards,

    Margarita Shamraeva
    QA Analyst
    UniversalSubtitles team

  2. m.shamraeva closed this discussion on 08 Dec, 2011 05:32 AM.

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