Questions tagged [subtitles]

DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Substitles reters to onscreen, textual version of video dialogue (and sometimes sound effects), often in translation, and for captions (‘closed’ or ’open’ ) but not for alternate titles of works such as books, plays, films or music, etc.

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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

I would like to offer a translation to another user's video on YouTube. The original video is in Spanish and I would like to write a Hebrew translation that would be relevant to very few people. The ...
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Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions

Is there a way to download the automatically generated YouTube transcriptions without downloading the video? I would like to check out the TED talks, but I have limited bandwidth and would like to ...
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Force subtitles in video on YouTube, if it's not embedded

I have uploaded the video on YouTubeand 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 ...
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Is there any way to force subtitles in a YouTube video?

I uploaded a video in French on YouTube but a non-negligible number of English-speaking people are going to watch it. I uploaded the .srt file and everything works fine when I press the "CC" button. ...
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How do I download subtitles from a YouTube video?

I want to save all the subtitles available for this video where there are subtitles available in three languages. Is there a way to download subtitle files from the video? Are they .srt files? I ...
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Why can't I contribute subtitles to some YouTube videos?

Here someone asked if it's possible to contribute subtitles to a YouTube video. I know that it's possible because I contributed Italian subtitles for this video (because there is an option to do that)....
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Is there a way of searching YouTube for videos with captions in specific languages?

I know about using the "cc" operator, as in: Monkeys, cc but what if I only want videos about Monkeys with Vietnamese (soft-coded) subtitles? I've tried cc=vi, cc:vi... none seem to work.
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Fix YouTube captions that have abnormally low-contrast

Recently, the subtitles in YouTube were changed to a very low-contrast, illegible white on grey colors: This doesn't happen in Firefox or in a new "Private mode" Chrome. What's causing this, and how ...
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Improve auto-generated subtitles/CC for YouTube videos that are not mine

Is it possible to edit the auto-generated subtitles/closed captions for a YouTube video from someone else? How? I found a Dutch video that I want to add English subtitles for, with these steps: Fix ...
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How can I download subtitles for a Vimeo video?

I've been able to rip a Vimeo video with a Firefox extension. But what about captions? It seems they are not easy to download.
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How to search YouTube for videos with English subtitles?

I was interested in learning German through YouTube videos in German with English subtitles. Is there any way to do this through YouTube, Google or any other software?
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Is there any way to attach subtitles in YouTube videos?

While watching YouTube videos online I need subtitles but they are not attached to YouTube videos. I have subtitles files in my machine. Is there any way to attach subtitles from your system to ...
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YouTube captioning feature gone?

I remember for a while they had a beta feature on YouTube that would semi-well caption a video on the site. Recently I returned to the site and noticed that the captioning feature is gone. I don't ...
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How to preserve a TED talk's subtitle and transcript language settings?

Right now I have the same question for videos on the TED Talks website as I have for YouTube videos: Is there any way to save/preserve the settings I make, so that I can forward the video with the ...
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Storing subtitle settings in YouTube URL

Can't I add some kind of string to the URL of the video to make it start off with the subtitles on and in the "right" language? We do have the option to have the video start up from a particular time,...
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Youtube force language of auto-generated subtitles

It happens to me countless times. Just for an example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djzGkEWzCwM the language options of the closed captions only have one auto-generated option, which is "Korean (...
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Search Netflix for results as an intersection of two categories (audio language, subtitles)

I want to find the collection of programmes available on Netflix (in Japan, but I think the answer will probably be the same for any region) which are returned for two separate searches - in my case, ...
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How to force YouTube to generate subtitles or caption automatically?

I am having a hard time with my studying. I have to take many courses in Korean but I don't know any Korean. I tried to record the video lecture and then upload it on YouTube automatically to have ...
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Shouldn't it be possible to create automatic subtitles on YouTube using speech recognition?

I couldn't find an option for that, though it should be possible as far as I understand e.g. http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/youtube-adds-automatic-subtitles-for-the-deaf-674860
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How to let users know they have CC subtitles available in a YouTube video?

I have my YouTube channel mostly in Czech and I add English subtitles for my videos. But since the subtitles are not ON by default, I am concerned that many users won't notice that the English ...
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How can I embed a Universal Subtitles video on Tumblr?

I have created English subtitles for a video on Universal Subtitles and now I want to embed it in my Tumblr blog. I tried copying the embed code provided but on Tumblr that just comes out as the ...
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Prime Video - Foreign Speech Subtitles in Original Language

I've noticed this with shows that have dialogue in multiple languages. For reference I live in Germany, so on amazon.de there will be shows available in German and "original voice" (usually English), ...
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Add to YouTube subtitles in a non-listed language

I'd like to add subtitles in a non-listed yet language on YouTube. I've already seen something like this on YouTube. How to do that?
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How can I get a transcript of a YouTube video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading YouTube Transcriptions How do I download subtitles from a YouTube video? I see options for Closed Captions for some videos. Is there anyway to get the full ...
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How to publish subtitles on YouTube as a viewer

It was possible to publish subtitles using different YouTube accounts under the same Gmail. YouTube requires ~5/6 YouTube accounts to confirm a draft before publishing the subtitles, but it is no ...
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YouTube subtitle text search?

If I have a list of YouTube video URLs, how do I search text strings in the English subtitles? The automatically generated subtitles should be used if possible: use human subtitles if they are ...
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Why are automatic captions on YouTube not available in more languages?

The official documentation says "Automatic captions are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish." Is there a reason why YouTube doesn'...
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Where is the edit (existing) subtitle option in YouTube video manager?

I made some subtitles. Where is the edit (existing) subtitle option in YouTube video manager? [ If I click on "Add new subtitles" it asks me if I want to discard existing ones:
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Configure/ Set YouTube Subtitles/ Close Captions CC to Auto-Translate to English permanently? How?

Configure/ Set YouTube Subtitles/ Close Captions CC to Auto-Translate to English permanently? How? Every time I open a video on YouTube (especially if it is not in English) I have to go through ...
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YouTube offline videos captions not seen on playback

I have saved a YouTube video of 1.5 hrs after verifying that it has captions(Offline videos). However when I play the offline video with the captions on, it still doesn't show any captions. Please ...
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How to unpublish or remove all auto-generated subtitles from all my YouTube videos?

I have more than 200 videos uploaded to YouTube with YouTube-generated subtitles. Now I need to unpublish or remove all of them. Doing this by hand would take ages. Is there any batch-way how to ...
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Which format to use to upload stylized subtitles to YouTube?

I would like to upload stylized subtitles to YouTube. Mainly, I need the ability to shift the position of the subtitles (sometimes, the default bottom position overlays some text in the video which ...
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Is there a way to list all YouTube videos with subtitles in a specific language?

Is there a way to get a list of YouTube videos with subtitles in a specific language? Let's say, all videos with French subtitles?
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How to add subtitles to any YouTube video?

I would like to know if there is a way to add subtitles to any YouTube video.
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YouTube: add subtitles to other user's video

Is there a way of creating subtitles and make a pull-request-like petition to the uploader to add them?
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Auto enable YouTube captions when available

Is it possible to automatically enable builtin captions for YouTube videos? I want it only when there are real subtitles, not when there's only auto-translation.
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Though YouTube has completely changed it's UI, why I am still stuck with the old icon for the subtitles button?

Though YouTube has updated it's layout and in the new layout the media control buttons like the subtitles button has a different icon now but I am still stuck with old icon. Everything is working fine ...
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Netflix forced language localisation

A friend of mine who went on an exchange to Denmark asked me for help, because sometimes he just wants to see movies in Spanish, or at least with the subtitles in Spanish. But he said that every movie ...
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