How to Set Captions on YouTube Videos

YouTube is the most widely used video platform. It is used by millions of users around the globe. Pakistanis are very fond of watching video clips and movies on YouTube however usually many videos, tutorials and Movies are in different language and u need proper subtitles in order to understand them. Even English in different accents is not easily understandable. So this blog focuses on how to set captions on YouTube.

Steps to Apply Captions on YouTube Videos

Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak languages besides the one spoken in the video.

  1. Go to your Video Manager by clicking your account in the top right > Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.
  2. Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.
  3. Select Subtitles/CC.
  4. Click the Add new subtitles or CC button.
  5. Choose how you want to add or edit subtitles or closed captions to your video:

Automatic Captions:

If automatic captions are available, they’ll automatically be published on the video. YouTube is constantly improving its speech recognition technology. However, automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise. You should always review automatic captions and edit any parts that haven’t been properly transcribed.

Here’s how you can review automatic captions and make changes if needed:

  1. Go to your Video Manager by clicking your account in the top right > Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.
  2. Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.
  3. Select Subtitles and CC.
  4. If automatic captions are available, you’ll see Language (Automatic) in the “Published” section to the right of the video.
  5. Review automatic captions and use the instructions to edit or remove any parts that haven’t been properly transcribed.

 

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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