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:
- Create segments with empty breaks (breaks without any dialogue or copy)
- 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 (ex. Roku, SmartTV, etc.).
- Please add a space either before or after breaks <br> are used. If a space is NOT added, this will negatively render the subtitles on our TV apps (ex. Roku, SmartTV, etc.), causing readability issues for viewers.
- Please avoid adding breaks <br> arbitrarily mid-sentence. In TV apps like Roku and SmartTVs, 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 SmartTV apps.
Read more about formatting subtitles here.