Tuesday, 23 March 2021

How to add foreign subtitles or captions in another language to my YouTube video! CC 2021

How do you add foreign subtitles or closed captions in a second language to your YouTube video?
I'm showing you everything in the CC subtitling tab of YouTube studio to add subtitles in another language to your next YouTube video!

How to add foreign subtitles or captions in another language to my YouTube video! CC 2021

0:00 How to add foreign subtitles or captions in another language to my YouTube video! CC 2021
0:43 It's not about adding on screen translations, but you can export or copy a transcript of your YouTube video.
1:00 How to turn on YouTube CC captions or subtitles on a desktop computer or mobile app
1:17 How to change the language of your YouTube video, or auto translate the video into another language.
1:30 How do I subtitle my YouTube video? Adding CC closed captions.
2:00 How to download captions or subtitles from my YouTube video.
2:20 How to copy the captions transcript to my YouTube video.
2:50 How to manually add CC captions or subtitle my YouTube video 2021 LINK HERE: https://youtu.be/fTv5HEIBLK0
3:10 How to set default subtitles language spoken in my YouTube videos?
4:00 How to add a second language to my YouTube video subtitles.
5:00 How to auto translate my own YouTube video into another language.
5:40 How to translate my YouTube video title and description into a second language.
5:50 How to automatically translate any text into another language for free using Google Translate: https://translate.google.com



How do I caption my YouTube video in a foreign language or add subtitles in a second language?
It looks really complicated but it's just lots of different ways to do the same job.
I'm going to show you a way that avoids a lot of typing if you're adding closed captions in another different language.

Hello I'm Neil Mossey and I'm a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and out into the world here on YouTube to make the world happier.

And it is quite literally the WORLD today if I can translate my videos into other languages then we're... transcontinental.

Now this is a really important disclaimer.
This video is about YouTube subtitles and closed captions.
It's not about putting foreign language translations on screen like this.

But the way that I'm going to show you will give you a transcript which will give you the text of the words that you can take into an edit if you're putting them on screen like this.
You probably know this already but to turn the subtitles on in YouTube, you can just hit the letter C on your keyboard.

Or click the icon at the bottom of the video.
Or press the CC icon on a mobile device.
And you can choose the language by clicking the cog on the desktop player.
Or the three dots on a mobile device, and choosing the captions language there.
I've subtitled this video so you can see how it looks [HELLO!]

So let's dive into YouTube Studio.
This is my YouTube Studio dashboard.
If I hit "content" it's this video here: "How to make a banner" and I'll scroll down to the subtitles tab on the left hand side.
And this is the video subtitles page for this video, and luckily as if by magic there's already a set of subtitles there waiting for us.

If you want to take the text from the video to do the translation separately, there's a couple of ways.
If you click on the three dots menu here, next to edit, one of the options is download.
If I click on that it gives you the original format and these are different subtitles files that have the timings actually embedded in that file.

But don't worry there's a much easier way to do this.
If you click on "edit" you can see the subtitles laid out and timed for this video, and if I click on "edit as text" this is the transcript for this video.
So all we'd have to do is select all and I'm going to right click on that and choose copy.

Then we can go into a word processing program and hit paste and there's the transcript!
So I could translate it here or send that to a translator if someone's doing that for me.
But I'm going to show you a much easier way to do this, that we get YouTube to translate this video for us.

Now don't worry if you don't already have a set of subtitles for your video.
I've made a whole other video: it's on screen now and in the description.
I walk you through the entire process and if you follow the steps in that video you should end up with a complete set of subtitles for your video like this.

Let's just also check a couple of things before we get started.
If you click on settings on the left hand side and then choose "upload defaults" and then advanced settings, this is where we set the default video language for all of our videos on our channel.

You can change the language on each video that you make, but this way makes it easier to just set the default for every video.
So I've set those to English and now we're going to check the video language on the video page.

If we go up to details and then scroll down below your description and your thumbnails right at the bottom there's a menu called "show more" and underneath the tags you can see this section here: language subtitles and closed captions.

Now this has changed recently and these boxes have been blank on pretty much nearly all my videos that I've uploaded.

I like to make sure these are set to English so that the language is set to English on the subtitles page.

Finally this is where we can add a second language to our YouTube video.
It's funny I worked a very long time ago for CNN and they always trained you not to use the word foreign because your foreign is someone else's "Home".

So we're going to add a second language.
These are all the languages that YouTube recognizes... look at that list.
What do you think? 

I think I'll go for German, and you can see that there are three different types of German.
I'm going to just choose the regular German.

It's like that with English, that you can have English for Canada, India, Ireland... 
I don't know why but I've got a funny feeling that just sticking with the regular English makes it more available to people.

I don't know if that's true or not.
And then we have two options here on that row: there's a title and description but we're going to go to subtitles and "ADD".

And it gives me three options: I can either upload a file... you can type manually, and actually manually set the subtitles to your video.

The option I'm going to choose, because I'm lazy, is auto translate.
And incredibly, instantly YouTube has translated my entire video into German! 
Now I don't know the quality of this translation and if you are translating to a second language, chances are you probably know that second language.

You can completely change or alter any one of these captions.
What's great about this... I've only just noticed this... but it's got the original English caption above the translation.

This will be where you can make any changes... any stylistic or translation changes that you want.
Now I've not spoken German for about 18 years so I'm just gonna hit "publish" and the other feature that we have here is to add the title and description.

My schoolboy German really is not up to the job of translating this, so thankfully google comes into its own again.

If I copy the English title and then go to translate.google.com I can paste that title here and we can choose the language in this pull down menu.

So let's choose German and this is the automatic translation.
Again, you won't have to do this if you already know the second language that you're translating to, but I don't so I'm going to copy that.

And then I'll paste it into the box and I can even do the same with the description.
And there it is! 

That's my description in German! 
So then I hit publish.
I now have a title, description and a full set of subtitles in German, so if I wanted to tweak or correct or finesse any of that wording, I can by just clicking on edit.

And you can change things here.
I can even extract a transcript of this translation by clicking on "edit as text".
It's all there, so you could select that and copy it and send it if you needed to use those words somewhere else.

I am now going to do this for as many languages as possible on THIS video, so if you click on the cog at the bottom of this video or on the three dots at the top of this video if you're watching on a mobile, you'll see how many different languages I was able to change this video into.

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