DVD/MP4 Transfer

With AST you can simply send us your uncaptioned DVDs or VHS tapes (also miniDV or Hi8), and we’ll return fully captioned and subtitled DVDs or subtitled MP4 video files.

If you select captioned and subtitled DVDs, we’ll send you a labeled copy with a simple menu allowing you to turn the subtitles on or off. The DVD will include Line-21 caption data encoded on the disc. AST will return your original submissions along with the new DVDs or files. 

If you prefer a subtitled MP4 videos, you’ll receive a downloadable MP4 with encoded subtitles. You can display the subtitles on a wide variety of players, including iPads and iPhones. MP4s are a much faster option than DVDs because the downloadable files eliminate the need for shipping.

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A Few Considerations

AST’s DVD/MP4 Transfer is a great way to get your DVDs or VHS library captioned and made available in a modern media format. However, please consider the following points before you submit content to this service:

  • You must have copyright permission before you convert your DVDs/tapes for reformatting and captioning
  • Placement of all captions is always at the bottom of the screen (or always at the top of the screen if you select); they are not manually adjusted to move when other information appears in the selected area
  • Our tools may not be able to produce caption results for tapes with poor quality audio. In such cases, you will receive an uncaptioned DVD back with a transcript file (if possible), and will be charged only the applicable portion of the fees
  • This service is for VHS tapes and video DVDs (DVDs that will play in standard DVD players); it is not for interactive DVDs that can only be played on a computer