How To Force Captions & Subtitles On YouTube (2018)


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- Hey YouTube, you know, it would be nice if I could force my videos to automatically show my captions. You know what I'm saying? - [Man] Dude, you can already do that. - Really? (energetic music) Once you get those beautiful captions or translations uploaded to YouTube by Rev, you get there are other languages spoken in the world, right? It'd be nice to have YouTube just display them, wouldn't it? The people watching your videos might want to see the text or captions, also known as subtitles, of what's being said. They could be on a subway, and it's too loud; in the workplace, not wanting to disturb others. They could be hard-of-hearing, hearing-impaired or deaf. Maybe the audio quality is poor, as the footage was shot outside with a large, noisy crowd, and you can't hear the speaker, or there was a faulty microphone when the footage was shot. Maybe the person's accent is too hard to understand, or they spoke in another language not familiar with your audience. Or maybe they are pretending to listen to their mom while she starts lecturing them and have to mute the sound, but don't wanna miss the video.