Creating Subtitle Files (.VTT) for my Udemy Courses Using YouTube


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Hello everyone today I'm here to show you how to create web .VTT files to upload with Udemy courses. Now I need subtitles with my videos because my student population for a lot of them English is their second language, and since the course material is presented in English it helps for them to have subtitles they can follow along with, and it's something that is often requested. So, if you want to know more about web .VTT ss a format it's based off of the SRT format and Udemy use to use SRT but they recently switched to VTT. So, let's get started. The easiest way I have found is to actually use a YouTube channel to first upload the video to because then what YouTube does is the system automatically generates subtitles and it times them, and that is often the most time-consuming part of creating a subtitle file is formatting it with the proper timings for the text to line up with the audio. So, the first thing you're going to do is to hit upload, I'm in my youtube channel right now, and then I'm going to select files to upload and I'm going to click the red arrow and then let's let's go and upload this video.