How To Add Subtitles to YouTube Videos 2019
Subtitles are a great way to expand your reach on YouTube. It adds more metadata and it helps people read along if they can't hear you properly and that's what we talked about today.
how to add subtitles to your YouTube videos
Here we go! Subtitles are a very powerful tool that's often overlooked subtitles is a great way to expand your reach to other people that want to watch your content. They may be at work and might not be able to listen to it all. Or they're in a quiet place and then prefer to read through it. Maybe they learn better whilst reading through it or maybe English isn't their native language and they want to learn that language from you. So I'm going to show you how you can add your own subtitles to your own videos. Okay so first of all you need to pick the video that you are going to add subtitles to. I'm going to pick this video because it's not yet published and I'm using it as a guinea pig. So you click edit this is your normal video details page your title, your description, your tags, your playlists, that kind of thing but we're focusing on subtitles and closed captions. Okay so once you've clicked on this you'll notice immediately that there is an automatically published subtitles. Now this is Google trying to guess the words that are coming out of your mouth and 90% of the time it's okay but it's not necessarily fantastic and I do believe the automatically generated ones aren't used as metadata it's just there as kind of a stopgap.
Now what I do is I click on the automatic translations and then I go back in and I edit them accordingly to make them sound a little bit better
Make them match up. Now as it is your own video you may know the words yourself.
So what I do is I go in and I have a look at the words that that Google has suggested I am saying and I edit them on the fly
So because I know that this is me and I know how I talk oh look and I go okay so you've set up your own channel and you want to roll get your first 1000 subscribers. So I know what I'm saying but what you can also do is unmute the audio and type along with it. You're on a roll and you want to get your first 1000 subscribers on YouTube that's what we talked about today.
okay point you want to edit you go in I want to put full stop there that's my animation and then over here I move back to the next time stamp and then wait for him to talk
okay I didn't say hello in this this bits were typed in hello and welcome back to another video okay I'm gonna go back to you play you around here and you I can do start for YouTube channel.
okay so I said now if you new around here so now if you're new around here and you're looking to start a YouTube channel and once again you'll see I've jumped to that timestamp it will jump to the start of that timestamp so there when I click play
Start a YouTube channel grow your YouTube channel or push your brand out there it's the second largest search engine on the Internet click Subscribe start creating
Okay so you'll see that it jumped down as the time stamp went along so push a ban out there to the second largest search engine on the Internet. Okay I feel that that's the end of a sentence and then it moves to the next one click Subscribe and then I like to capitalize start creating okay and then I go back now if you want to a line break in your hold down shift and press Enter and then it moves down to the next line basically you work your way through the entire video like that click subscribe stop and then stop editing what you see now you can listen should go across or as I said as it goes down if you kind of know the words that you're trying to say then you can match it up across and you can edit it without even listening and then whenever you're ready once you've done the whole list and you feel that it's correct all the way down to the last last a little bit right you then simply click Save. What this will now do is make the version that you've click saved into English and not English automatic or whatever language you chose to to put it in. Okay and then you can go in and I suggest deleting the automatic which you simply do by clicking back on the automatic, click unpublish and then it will allow you to delete draft. In this case because I've only unpublished it it's it's now hidden and it's now grey which means it's it can't be visible on the front ends and for you to turn on the subtitles at the front end click on that little icon there and then under the cog you'd pick what language your subtitles happen to be in English and then you can go and watch or enjoy your own videos in subtitles. It also does auto translate and you can translate anything that anybody says into any language that you choose right so therefore if you're watching me and I don't know English and you want to see what I'm saying in Mongolian it will auto translate for you in which I have no idea if that's correct but obviously if you've published your older translations into the first bit it will use that and then translate that automatically using google translate into the other language so it's a bit closer if you've done your own transcription. So that's how you add subtitles to your YouTube videos. For more tricks and tips there's a PDF up here and the description down below. Subscribe for two videos each and every week hit that notification icon so you're alerted next time I go live. Go out there, START CREATING!
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