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Fix YouTube captions that have abnormally low-contrast

You can change fonts and colors and such via Settings gear > Subtitles/CC > Options
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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

As @wil93 pointed out, now anyone can create online and contribute his own subtitles to some videos. You could ask the owner to activate that option of community contribution for that video, some ...
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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

I have created a chrome extension which lets you drag and drop SRT file on any youtube video. You can check it out here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/subtitles-for-youtube/...
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Force subtitles in video on YouTube, if it's not embedded

The only way I found is changing the URI from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s3aJfRr9gE to this pattern "https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/" + VIDEO_ID + "?hl=" LANG_CODE If hl= doesn't ...
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Why can't I contribute subtitles to some YouTube videos?

Only some channels allow users to contribute subtitles. From Contribute subtitles and closed captions - Youtube Help Some channels let you contribute subtitles and closed captions to their ...
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Force subtitles in video on YouTube, if it's not embedded

This solution effects your videos on the platform aswell as when you embed it. Go to "Youtube Studio" and click on the video where you want to force subtitles. Scroll down to tags. Add yt:cc=...
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Fix YouTube captions that have abnormally low-contrast

Found the answer to this. You have to change the font opacity setting. Its under the gear on the bottom of the video. Then click Subtitles, then options, then scroll to the bottom, and you'll see ...
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How can I download subtitles for a Vimeo video?

Found answer at Stack Overflow (the only difference was *.vtt instead of *.srt): To get any file downloaded by an swf loaded with by a html page, you can use your browser developer tool and look ...
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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

Some bigger channels won't allow it, but if they do you can add your own subtitles in whatever language you want here's how... First, go to the bottom right of the video and click on the settings ...
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Is there any way to attach subtitles in YouTube videos?

I have created a Chrome extension for the same purpose. You can check it out here: Subtitles For Youtube
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How can I download subtitles for a Vimeo video?

You can access captions through the Vimeo API. The Text Track endpoints allow you to retrieve direct links to the caption files.
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YouTube: add subtitles to other user's video

If community translations are allowed for the video, you can access them at the address http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=<your video id>. If not, there is no way to do what you are ...
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How to publish subtitles on YouTube as a viewer

Unfortunately, due to some young abuser who abused the translation system, YouTube has changed the rules. Under the new rules, contributed translations won’t be published to YouTube until the channel ...
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YouTube subtitle text search?

to mass-download subtitles: download this: https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl.exe in a folder where you downloaded youtube-dl.exe create batch file BATCH.cmd with content: youtube-dl.exe -o %%(...
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Auto enable YouTube captions when available

did you try this? settings > playback > 3rd checkbox unchecked
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How to let users know they have CC subtitles available in a YouTube video?

What you can do is use translated meta data: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6289575 So, if your video title is "kočka", you can use the translated title for English to say "cat [english ...
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Is there a way of searching YouTube for videos with captions in specific languages?

One way to achieve this is to: (a) use the CC search filter, and then (b) use the new auto-translate feature in which you can translate into any language.
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Is there any way to attach subtitles in YouTube videos?

An overlay subtitle player is a more general solution in case you are watching videos not only on Youtube. I developed Penguin Subtitle Player which is an open-source, cross-platform standalone ...
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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

Try this script: https://github.com/siloor/youtube.external.subtitle It won't load the video into another player, so there won't be any legal issues. Also the other features of YouTube remain still ...
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