YouTube Adds Video Captions

Aug 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video, Video Software

YouTube has announced a new feature – video captioning – that lets you add captions to give viewers a deeper understanding of your videos. Captions can help people who would not otherwise understand the audio track to follow along, especially those who speak other languages or who are deaf and hard of hearing.

An example, an episode of the Japanese cartoon Blassreiter, is embedded above. Click in the lower right corner to access the Closed Caption menu. 

You can add captions to one of your videos by uploading a closed caption file using the “Captions and Subtitles” menu on the editing page. To add several captions to a video, simply upload multiple files. If you want to include foreign subtitles in multiple languages, upload a separate file for each language. There are over 120 languages to choose from and you can add any title you want for each caption.

Details on the captioning feature are available at the YouTube Help Center.

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  1. Bill Blass says:

    Mac users can use MovCaptioner to create .SUB and .SRT files easily for use with YouTube. Cost for s/w is only $25. Go to to download the demo version.

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