Adding breaks in subtitles

Users can add breaks in lines of subtitles using HTML <br>. This is often used for long lines of dialogue or when there are multiple speakers during a certain timeframe. If needed, single breaks (<br>) are recommended to use.

However, we ask that users do not:

  1. Create segments with empty breaks (breaks without any dialogue or copy)
  2. Create consecutive breaks/break tags (<br><br>)

Empty breaks and consecutive tags negatively affect the rendering of subtitles as well as the performance of our TV apps (for e.g. Roku, etc.).


Additional Notes:

  • Please avoid adding breaks <br> arbitrarily mid-sentence. In TV apps like Roku and Smart TVs, the break will not be rendered and the words will run together.

  • Italics and symbols such as music notes (♪, ♫) will not be rendered on Roku and Smart TV apps.

Read more about formatting subtitles here.

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