webVTT filetype

webVTT filetype

By Trados AppStore Team



Filetype support for the webVTT filetype used in subtitling (HTML5).

Can work alongside the Studio Subtitling plugin that is available on the RWS Appstore for enhanced context when translating/editing/proofing. Can work alongside the Studio Subtitling plugin that is available on the RWS AppStore for enhanced context when translating/editing/proofing.

Technical details - Trados Studio 2024


  • Updated to Studio 2024
  • Fully implemented TellMe features

Checksum: e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855

Release date: 2024-06-25 - Trados Studio 2022 (SR2)


  • webVTT filetype: Compatibility changes - Update Toolkit reference

Checksum: e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855

Release date: 2023-11-23 - Trados Studio 2022 (SR1)


  • webVTT filetype: Compatibility changes - Update Toolkit reference

Checksum: e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855

Release date: 2023-11-23 - Trados Studio 2022


  • Corrected updated plugin manifest to ensure that the plugin will not attempt to install into Trados Studio 2022 SR1. This is important because the SR1 release contains breaking changes that will cause this version of the plugin to prevent Studio from starting. There will be a further update of this plugin specifically for the 2022 SR1 release either alongside, or shortly after SR1 is made publicly available.

Checksum: 96a2dd3ed57df38ae10ef5b0dac80280598610338eb686cf3605ee8140658b2d

Release date: 2023-06-07 - Trados Studio 2021


  • updated plugin version to
  • updated studio maxversion to 16.9
  • updated author to "Trados AppStore Team"
  • updated NuGet dependencies to the latest versions (Sdl.Community.Toolkit.FileType.Studio2021, Sdl.Core.PluginFramework, Sdl.Core.PluginFramework.Build)

Checksum: 20cf2dbf12c63b8d06dd838f2c4be96d88f1789221899eea6be3e950a50ed1f9

Release date: 2022-05-23 - SDL Trados Studio 2019 (SR2)

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WebVTT (Web Video Text Tracks) is a file format used for displaying text tracks, such as subtitles, captions, and descriptions, in HTML5 videos. While Trados Studio supports WebVTT natively, there is a WebVTT plugin available that integrates with Trados Studio. This plugin offers additional features by providing contextual placement.

Getting Started

1.Minimum Requirements

  • Trados Studio 2019 SR2


You can install WebVTT File Type either directly within Trados Studio via the Integrated AppStore or alternatively you can download and install from the RWS AppStore 


Once installed, WebVTT can be accessed in various ways:

  • Trados Studio Tell Me Feature
  • Default Path: Go to File -> Options -> File Types
  • New Project: Create New Project -> File Type Identifier Settings

Tip: Update your selected project template with your new file type preference, after completing the project preparation tasks. Alternatively you can update Project Templates by going to File -> Setup -> Project Templates, select your project template to edit and then manage your list of supported file types.

  • Existing Project Selected: Project Settings -> File Types

Tip: You can add new files to an existing project, as long as the project is recognised as a Studio project and not a Single file project. However file type need to be manged prior to adding new files (conversion from native to *sdlxliff)

Note: If you don’t see WebVTT as a listed file type, you may need to click on "Additional installed File Types Exist" to enable it as a supported file type.

Working In Trados Studio


We recommend working with subtitling files through the Creating projects workflow as apose to Creating projects using Translate Single Document workflow. This is so you can take full advantage of all the benefits that comes with managing Studio projects where as Single file projects are restricted.  

2.File Type Identifier

When adding your WebVTT file to a project, make sure the File Type Identifier lists WebVTT V to use the plugin instance, instead of Subtitles, which is native to Trados Studio. You can see the File Type Identifier either during the project creation process or in the Files View if your layout is set to "File details layout."

3.Reference File

When working at the Studio Project level instead of "Translate Single Document," you can include an MP4 file as a reference file. The advantages of this are documented in Studio Subtitling

4.Feature support

For more additional feature support and information on how to work with subtitling files in Trados Studio, you may wish to install Studio Subtitling as a companion

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XLIFF Manager for Trados Studio

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