Custom positioning of subtitles/captions in Interactive Video

Currently .vtt subtitles/captions added to interactive videos only appear at the bottom of the screen and cannot be customized or moved, as far as I know. This can cause problems if in-video text is also displayed at the bottom of the screen. You can see an example of this in a video I created for UBC here (0:07):

Would love to see a feature where the viewer (or author!) can set a custom positioning for the subtitles. This is currently available for CC on Youtube videos -- a viewer can click and drag the on-screen subtitles to an appropriate positioning. This would be an acceptable fix for this problem.

Another possible solution -- since Interactive Video already allows the author to do so much -- would be to allow the author to set where the subtitles appear according to the video time. So, they could be set default to the bottom of the screen, but the author could choose for them to be on the top of the screen while there is text on the bottom of the screen, e.g., "at 0:10 - 0:15".

Custom positioning of subtitles/captions in Interactive Video
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BV52's picture

Hi linnearitland,

Thank you for contributing your ideas on how to make H5P better! With the H5P supporter program the H5P community can now vote for and fund the top voted H5P features.. Also there are developers in the community who every now and then works on a feature they find interesting or useful.


We use h5p to add subtitles but are having issues with the placement. They are too high up the screen and we need them to sit lower. Is this a setting in h5P or do we need to code the vtt files to be in the Title Safe or Action Safe area? Or do these areas not apply to the subtitles in h5p.Thanks if you can help.