Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

HTML HTML Video and Audio Captioning Video The Track Element

What am I doing wrong?

I followed all of the directions in the code, and applied it to my project, but when I click the CC button in the controls, the subtitles do not show up. Here is my code:

<video controls>

    <source src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4">
    <track src="video.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" label="English" default>



00:08:00.000 --> 00:20:00.000

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks! :)

2 Answers

Alita Edmonds
Alita Edmonds
6,067 Points

Hi! Your captions are in the wrong place. It is confusing! The way it works is first comes the milliseconds, then the seconds, then the minutes, then the hours. So in your code, 00:08:00.000 --> 00:20:00.000, you are accidentally saying to display "HELLO!" at 8 minutes through 20 minutes which is to long if you are doing the video that is provided.

This should fix the captions. Hope this Helps!

Thank you so much! It makes so much more sense! Thank you!!! :)