If you’re not wanting to pay to have someone edit your captions on youtube , there’s actually an easier way, although, it is manual. What you’re going to do, is you’re going to upload your video into YouTube.
Now, automatically what YouTube does is it adds a caption file. It might take a minute, so don’t expect it immediately, but once you upload your video, give a few minutes, and you’re going to be able to go up here to subtitles. Click on subtitles, and you’re going to see, I’ve already edited mine here, but what it would normally say is, English automatic.
That’s the automatic caption that YouTube did for you. Click on the transcript there. Then, what you’re going to be able to do is see the captions that they came up with. Typically, I find the intro is butchered.
The names and at the end are often needing edited, when we’re talking about a call to action and we’re naming companies, or software, or business, or neighborhoods, or whatever, it’s going to mess those up. You’re going to want to at least check the front and the back, and do a skim down the middle and edit the captions for youtube.
Now, what you can also do is if you come over here and click play, you can see how the words show up on the bottom with the picture. So then, see how I had that pause, and then, this long break, and so, you’re actually able to change the words and where they show up screen by screen. You can do it from here and look at it, but up here is where you’re going to edit. So, click edit. All right. You can make your edits here. You can skip down to the part you want to look at, and then, just click play here so you can see it. All right.
Then, what you’re also going to be able to do after that, is go up here to actions. You can upload a file or you can download a file. So, upload I showed you on another video how to upload an SRT file, a caption file, okay? Now, also we can go here to download, and we can download this file, but this isn’t the format that I want it in.
What I want to do instead, I’m going to finish up and I’m going to publish my edits, and then, I’m going to go back to the video manager. Okay, so let’s just say we’ve done all that. I’m going to click on edit again. Go to subtitles. Click on your published changes. Now, we go to actions, and now, look what we have. We have more options.
Now, the reason I want to download an SRT file is that I’m going to upload this video into Facebook, and Facebook requires a .SRT file. If you’re doing that and it’s not working, look at my video on how to caption a YouTube video and upload it to Facebook because you have to name your SRT file a certain way. It can’t be.SRT. It actually has to be filename.en_US.srt.
That’s kind of hard to remember, so go look at my video and check that out. Then, I also show you how to use another company to have your videos transcribed, but for today, this is how you can edit Youtube Captions and then, download, and keep that caption file to use for other things.
That’s how you edit Youtube Captions.