How to Download or Add Your Own Youtube Captions and Subtitles


Uploaded by covellz on 26.10.2010

Transcript:
Good day everyone! This is Zack Covell from ZackCovell.com
I'm bringing you a rather rare, yet still very powerful YouTube technique for making your videos
1 More interactive and
2. Capable of reaching more people who don't speak your language
Not everyone speaks English who uses YouTube, which means if you only provide videos in one language without any subtitles or captions you're missing a great amount of views on your videos.
In this video I'm going to show you step-by-step how to:
1. Download the Captions from someone else's Youtube video for your own reference
2. Add Captions on Any YouTube Video of your own
3. Add Captions to your own YouTube Video EXACTLY at the correct time.
4. Add Captions to your own YouTube Video for Live viewing.
Okay, I want you to OPEN a new web browser or tab to get started.
1. Download the Captions from someone else's Youtube video for your own reference
I'm going to be using a video of my friend Peter Joseph of the Zeitgeist Movement
I'll show you how to grab or download the Captions used in his presentation in the video playing right now.
First, click play and see the Captions that automatically play.
Notice when you have to chose the Caption Language you are seeing the Closed Captions (CC) in that language as the video plays.
Now see the Youtube URL that this video is at and notice the VIDEO ID
After the = sign is the Video ID
In this video the Video ID is SnuhKYcO8As
The next step is to use this URL http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=VIDEO_ID
Replace the VIDEO_ID in the video.google URL with our specific YouTube Video ID = SnuhKYcO8As
For example, the final URL you want here is http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=SnuhKYcO8As
Now don't get all scared because it's got some code on it in XML format.
Simply Right-click on the page, select "view source“ or “View Page Source” and copy all the text in that new window that opens.
Go to: http://www.nicertutor.com/xml.cgi and Paste the Copied page source code into the box on that page and Press "Go"
You are all done with that part so you can now save the Captions however you wish.
Now on to the second part.
2. Add Captions on Any YouTube Video of your own
Paste the Captions into a Notepad document, copying just the words only
Go to: http://j.mp/Closed_Captions
The Easy YouTube caption creator is designed to make it very simple to create a caption text file (.sub format) that you can then add to YouTube video files that you have uploaded.
Now Copy the Youtube URL of YOUR VIDEO you wish to add subtitles to- see the original YouTube URL here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnuhKYcO8As
Press the Next step (transcript details) button
You Paste the transcript into the box and PRESS>> "Split into separate caption lines" button
I love this tool to create Captions exactly during the time the video plays this part.
Now for the fun part.
3. Add Captions to your own YouTube Video EXACTLY at the correct time.
The video will begin playing.
Below the video you'll see your captions that you pasted in.
As the video plays you'll press the "A" key on your keyboard every time you hear the part you want shown in a Caption as it plays.
When you are finished watching the whole video and pressing the "A" key each time you want to add a Caption at that point you'll get a new list of Captions to Paste into a Notepad Document and save as a .sub file.
4. Add Captions to your own YouTube Video for Live viewing.
Now go to your YouTube account and add the Captions and Subtitles to your newly uploaded video.