Using The YouTube Subtitle/CC Editor

YouTube automatically generates subtitles/CC for uploaded videos. The accuracy of the speech recognition technology is decent and the subtitles/CC can be easily edited. This editing process can be done at anytime from anywhere you have YouTube access.

The editing does not need to be done all at once. It can be done in small increments then stopped and resumed later. It can even be done in teams where someone else can resume editing the same video.

You will need a YouTube account to participate in the editing process.

 

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Login into your YouTube account and navigate to https://www.youtube.com/c/wordpresstv

 

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Click the “Videos” tab.

 

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Select a video to edit.

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Click the “More” tab to activate a drop-down menu.

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Select “Transcript” from that menu.

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This will activate the transcript screen.

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Click the arrow in the English box and select “Add subtitles/CC”.

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This will open your “Contribute subtitles and CC” screen.

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Now click the “Select language” arrow and select the language.

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This activates the subtitle editor.

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Click the “Actions” arrow and select “Auto-generate”.

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This places the subtitles in time panels for editing. All editing is done in these panels.
Punctuation, misspellings and word corrections are done here.

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These are some of the features in the editor.

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Other features of the editor you may need to know. All editing is done

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The different features of the editors are in-sync.

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If you get lost and need to start over then click the “Actions” arrow and select “Discard edits”.

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If you want to save your work or if you have completed the editing then click the “Submit for Review” button.

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This will give you a choice of “no” which saves your word but leaves the video available for others to continue to work on the edits,
And “Yes” if you have completed the editing and want your work to be reviewed for approval.

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Make a choice and click the “Submit” button.

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On the next screen click the “Close” button.

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This will activate your list of subtitle contributions.

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You can click the “View” button form this screen if you want to continue editing.

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This will bring you back to the editing screen where you can click the “Edit” button to continue.

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Letting you make more edits.