How To Add Subtitles To YouTube Videos Pt2

In my last post, I discussed creating subtitles using DivXLand Media Subtitler to be later added to your YouTube videos. These subtitles where created in the form of an .srt file.

Today I will complete the tutorial by showing how to take that .srt file we created and upload it to YouTube.

Note: YouTube recently rolled out the Machine Transcription option which allows you to side step the first part of this tutorial of creating the .srt file yourself. HOWEVER, I have tested this on a couple of my videos and found quite a bit of inaccuracies. Also, many people have been reporting that the uploads fail. I think it’s a great idea and awesome effort on their part and I hope they can work on the issues in the near future. In the meantime it’s best to continue to do it manually. However, test it and see for yourself.

Let’s jump right on in …

Step 1: If you haven’t done so already, upload the video you transcribed to YouTube.

Step 2: Go to ‘My Videos’ and click on arrow to the right of ‘Insights’, then click on ‘Captions and Subtitles’.

How To Add Subtitles To YouTube Videos Pt2

Step 3: Click on ‘Add New Caption or Transcript’

Press 'add transcript'

Step 4: Click on ‘Browse’ and locate the .srt file you’ve created, then click on ‘Upload’

Locate your file and upload

You’ve successfully uploaded your subtitles! Yeah!! To view it, just click on the video on your screen.

Have fun and good luck!

Video Transcription:

Hello and welcome. Today’s video I am going to show you how to add subtitles to your youtube video

What you want to do first is open the video that you want to add subtitles to

and you’ll are going to open a plain notepad text and you are going to type in all the information thats on the video word for word

My suggestion to you is to not make the sentence that long. For each sentence you want to go to a new line.

But if the sentence is really long then just go aheah and cut the sentence off to the next line

otherwise you’ll have a clutter of words on your video.

So keep them within I would say no more than twenty words.

So once you have all you information transcribed onto your notepad you’re going to open your program

In this case I’ve installed and downloaded this program called DivXLand Media Subtitler.

And I’ll have a link to this on my site with the full tutorial on how to do this.

So go to file and click on ‘open text’ and I’m going to scroll to the file on my desktop.

And as you can see here it’s taken each line and put them on different lines here.

So as you play the movie it’s going to go down each line… now I’ll show you how to do it.

So first what we’re going to do is open our video that we want to create a subtitle for.

And now what we’re going to do is as soon as I press on play and then you start hearing me speak

What I’m going to do is click on ‘Apply’ and hold ‘Apply’ and every time a new sentence comes I’m

going release it and repress it again for the next sentence.

So I’m going to go ahead and play it and I’m going to show you live how it works.

Just keep on pressing and changing for each new sentence.

OK, so now that’s it’s completed, you hit the last line what you’ll going to do is

and actually I have not gone through these different functions they have – a spell check

There’s different functions here you can look on your own on what they can do

So I’m just going to go ahead and cover the basics

I’m going to ‘File’ and ‘Save As’ and I’m going to keep it in the .srt format. Click on ‘OK’

You want to save as the same file name as your video… click on ‘Save’

Now you’re going go to your YouTube video that you’ve uploaded. So I’ve already uploaded that video.

And under ‘My Uploaded Videos’ I’m going to click on this little arrow here and click on ‘Captions and Subtitles’

And what we want to do is install that transcript that we just created.

So let’s go ahead and click on ‘Add New Transcript’ and you’ll going to go ahead and locate the file by clicking on ‘choose file’

And I saved it to my Desktop so let’s go ahead and search for that.

Here’s the .srt file … we’re going to ‘upload[the]file’ … and now it’s been uploaded.

Now what we’re going to go ahead and do is, I’m going to visit my page –

“Hello, welcome back…” – and you see here that the subtitles have been added.
Let’s go ahead and pause this.

Have fun and good luck!

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