When YouTube Automatic Closed Captioning Goes Wrong
When YouTube Automatic Closed Captioning Goes Wrong Let’s watch this video clip from the Rick Mercer Report, January 2009. Let’s stop here.
This is all wrong
YouTube’s automatic closed captioning service doesn’t always, or even often, produce correct captioning on its own. As you saw in the video clip sometimes the automatic, YouTube-produced closed captions are completely incorrect. Thankfully there’s an easy fix to this problem. You can edit these automatic captions, or upload a transcript of the audio to your YouTube video in order to produce accurate closed captions. The important thing is that when the video says, for example: “I've just bumped into Dr. Peter George Hello, Sir!” “Rick. Welcome.” “You have a Med School here, right?” The closed captions don’t- as this clip originally did- incorrectly suggest that the speaker said: “I just pumped into doctor Peter George hello sir welcome ummm school here %uh” …because that’s just ridiculous. Caption your videos correctly and make living and learning easier for everyone. For more information go to accessibility.mcmaster.ca.
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