CaptionTube: Getting Started
Hello, this screencast introduces captiontube, a free service for creating captions for YouTube videos. The service is located at: captiontube.appspot.com. So, what are the benefit of creating captions? First, viewers can read a transcript of the video. Secondly, captions can help people find videos through search. Let's get started. On the home page, click sign in. On the login screen sign in using your Google account. After sign in, the My Videos page appears. Now since I've been using the service, I already have a few videos in my account. Let me show you what it looks like if I was a new user. There are two import options: Import a specific YouTube video that is public and can be embedded. Or import a personally uploaded video. Let's explore these two options. When I click Specific Video, a dialog appears. It prompts me to enter the URL for a YouTube video. I have one handy so I will copy and paste it and click Import.
The video is now in my list
Notice that the import options are now to the right. When I click Personal Video, I'll first have to link my captiontube and youtube accounts.
Let me walk you through the process
The first page is an overview, it tells me that I'm about to go to YouTube to link my two accounts. On YouTube's site, I may need to sign in, so I'll do that first. And now basically, I just need to click "Allow Access." Once that's done, I'm presented with a list of my videos. Ok, so I need to choose a video and click import at the bottom. So I'll just import this first one. Scroll down, and click import. And the video is now in my account. That's it for the introduction. There are additional screen casts for creating and editing captions and for exporting captions for use on YouTube.
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