.VTT File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .VTT extension:

Web Video Text Tracks File

Web Video Text Tracks File

A VTT file is a text file saved in the Web Video Text Tracks (WebVTT) format. It contains supplementary information about a web video, including subtitles, captions, descriptions, chapters, and metadata. VTT files do not contain any video data.

You can open and edit a VTT file using any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or GitHub Atom (cross-platform). You can also view a VTT file's contents by dragging the file into any web browser.

If you'd like to use a VTT file as a subtitle track in VideoLAN VLC Media Player:

  1. Begin playing the video you want to use your VTT file with.
  2. From the VLC Media Player menu bar, select Subtitles → Add Subtitle File ....
  3. Navigate to the folder containing your VTT file, select the file, and then select Open.
Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
Apple Safari Apple Safari Bundled iOSMacWindows
Google Chrome Google Chrome Freeware AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWebWindows
J2 Interactive MX Player for Android J2 Interactive MX Player for Android Freeware Android
Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer Freeware MacWindows
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWebWindows
Opera Opera Freeware AndroidiOSLinuxMacWindows

Updated: April 16, 2020

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