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1 Using Free Tools at YouTube to Caption Videos Presented 6/19/12 by Lisa Wahl & Bridgett Perry, consultants to the AT Coalition at the Center for Accessible Technology

2 Agenda What is Auto-Translate? Which videos are GOOD candidates for using the Auto-Translate feature to generate captions? How do I use it? Bonus: using the translate function for other languages Issues & Sources of Support

3 Web Tour: YouTube Good transcription: Ed Roberts Poor transcription: Laughing at the Disabled

4 Good Candidates for Auto-Caption Clear speech No accent Minimal or no background noise or music

5 After uploading (and waiting) the Machine Transcriptions will be available.

6 You can see and download them.

7 On the Mac, they can be opened in TextEdit, a free utility that comes with OS X.

8 Play the video & correct the transcript.

9 Save file as.sbv

10 Return to all tracks and Add New…

11 Soon there will be two options

12 The corrected file is English

13 Language translation is another option.

14 Spanish captions

15 PC view of a video with no CC option, as yet.

16 Selecting Caption from the previous screen takes me here. Notice + add new captions or Transcript button

17 Clicking on Add new Captions or Transcripts button from previous screen opens this form where it wants us to upload an available caption or transcript file. The Auto-Transcribe has not been created yet.

18 Differences with PC Notepad instead of TextEdit

19 Fine-tuning Showing captions by default –add this tag to your video: yt:cc=on (Edit your video/basic info/tags) Embedded video with captions by default – Directions at YouTube

20 iDevice Issues YouTube is a Flash-based Player. The CC does not show up on an iPad or iPhone visiting YouTube. For captions to play on an iPad and iPhone: -ProTube HD $ Photon Flash Player Web Browser $4.99 browser/id ?mt=8

21 Support From YouTube How to create captions and subtitles on YouTube For more information, please see these Help Center articles: How do I turn captions or subtitles on/off, or change languages? How do I add or edit captions/subtitles? Can I get help captioning or subtitling my video? From Others CaptionitYourself: Best practices and more at

22 Alternatives Movie Captioner- free 14 day trial, then $99 Free software for subtitling including – Subs Factory for the Mac – Subtitle Workshop for Windows Professional captioning


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