Closed Caption File Format Guide for Netflix


Netflix has two recommended formats. The EMA Closed Captions Working Group has identified Scenarist (.scc) as a preferred format due to its status as the de facto standard for CEA-608 and CEA-708 data.  SMPTE-TT is also recommended as, under the applicable laws, it is considered safe if captions are compliant.

Compatible formats:

SubRip (.srt)

Scenarist (.scc)

Timed Text (.ttml)

DXFP (.dxfp)

WebVTT (.vtt)

Cheetah CAP (.cap)

MacCaption (.mcc)

Quicktime Subtitle (.qt.txt)

Spruce Subtitle File (.stl).

XML (.xml)