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I have uploaded the video on YouTube, added the subtitles, but the users don't realize, that they can turn them on.

I know there is particular URL parameter for embedded player, but it doesn't work for youtube.com itself. I have tried out


and it turns the page in German, but does not turn the subtitles on.

How can I force YouTube to use subtitles on youtube.com itself?

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For others researching the same: right now, only &cc_load_policy=1 seems to work, as it turns the CC on, but no language can be set... pity, it's so convenient to share links properly – brasofilo Feb 26 at 2:18

I've found out how to do it.



to your video url, and subtitles will be on youtube.com by default. Of course, you need to use your language instead of de.

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Not working anymore :( – onreachable Sep 16 '15 at 3:22
that was a dirty hack with limited lifetime :D – eviltnan Sep 18 '15 at 12:06

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