YouTube Closed Captioning Fail – All Your Video Are Belong To Us

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

YouTube has introduced a new feature – automatic Closed Captioning – and it’s starting to look like they may have brought All Your Base Are Belong To Us into a new decade.

Automatic Closed-Captioning uses speech recognition technology to translated audio from videos into text.

It’s a great idea – but it often has unintentionally hilarious results.

Dan Rickmers at Film Fail tried it out on his movie review vlog Trailer Trash.

YouTube’s automatic Closed Captioning turned a harmless review of the new movie Remember Me into a sometimes hilarious, sometimes strangely poetic tale of Robert Hansen, code name Rubber Band, who is plotting some sort of terrorist attack.

“That’s right Barbara, most part because it does whatever the party! Lots of coal.”

Enjoy the goodness below.

To get the Closed Captions, start the video and then click the popup on the right side, select “CC” and then “Transcribe Audio”.

If you’ve know of other great examples of YouTube Closed Captioning Fail, leave a link below!

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4 Responses to “YouTube Closed Captioning Fail – All Your Video Are Belong To Us”

  1. Gabe says:

    I was watching this and I was like, “Wait, WTF?!” YouTube has finally done some good, they made everything ten times funnier 😀

  2. Mark Geranium says:

    It’s pretty awful with English accents, since it’s made for American ones.

    Here’s Boris Johnson (unfortunately these seem to make more sense than what he’s actually saying):

    And Nick Clegg (bizarrely poetic captions):

  3. Ben says:

    Imagine doing this to somebody’s eulogy.

  4. Great Ping says:

    Auto-caption does not work. captioning does.

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