How to add subtitles to a YouTube video
Hello, guys! I'm Jenny and I’m here with the Movavi blog and a handful of useful tips. Today we're talking about subtitles - how to add them and the new features YouTube has come up with. Stay tuned! As a YouTube creator, do you care about your subscribers? I bet you want them to feel comfortable and enjoy watching your videos don’t you? Then you definitely need to add subtitles to the videos you post! You can add subtitles to your own videos, to other creators' videos, you can even let your viewers add subtitles themselves. YouTube gives you lots of opportunities! Why do you need subtitles? Imagine this situation: You realize that there‘s no sound in your videos. And you can't fix it, because you have paws, not hands.
Hit the subtitles button and hey presto!
You’ll understand everything that's going on on the screen When you watch a video in a different language, subtitles will help you understand the speaker. This button turns on the subtitles. To turn on the subtitles on your video, go to Settings - Subtitles and choose your language from the list. Et voilà! If your video has bad sound or mumbling speakers, or your viewers have some hearing impairment - that's when subtitles come in really handy. And your viewers will thank you for them.
There several ways you can add subtitles to your video
The first is to upload a pre-made file with subtitles that was created in a special program. Save your file in one of these YouTube compatible formats and upload it to your video The second way to add subtitles is the one we always use. In our opinion, it's the easiest and the most convenient way to add subtitles. Let's have a look at how we do it. After you upload your video, go to the Subtitles tab in the video manager section. Click add new subtitles and then choose the language for your subtitles. Remember that with this approach, you can only choose the original video language. Click Transcribe and the auto-sync tab. Add the text of the video in the blank space. We usually just copy and paste our scripts - you can do the same or enter the text yourself. Click Set Timing. Wait a bit, then set the timing manually for the best results. Now you can move and edit the subtitles on the timeline.
This is the third way you can add subtitles
It's called Create New Subtitles Creators of popular videos are always looking for ways to interact with their audience as often as possible, creating interactivity on their channels. Asking people to subscribe, leave a like or click on a link - these are the ways to get closer to your audience.
Adding subtitles is another way to engage in audience participation
This YouTube tool is called Community contributions - where you allow viewers to contribute translated titles, descriptions and subtitles to your videos. This can help you create a strong community around your videos, where you trust each other and each person can contribute something to your channel. How to turn on that function on your channel? Go to the Channel tab and choose Upload defaults. Check the Community contributions option. You can also go to the Translations and Transcriptions tab and turn on the Community contributions for all your videos. As you can see, subtitles is a very useful tool. They make your video easy to watch, and easy to adapt to any situation or language. But more importantly, it shows trust and enables interaction with your viewers. And today you've learnt how to add subtitles to your video. Isn’t that awesome? All the same, I do recommend you watch this tutorial about how to record a quality soundtrack for your videos Subscribe to our channel now and you won't miss any future useful tips. Bye-Bye
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