The addition of subtitles to your YouTube videos enables spectators who are impaired to use closed captions to appreciate their content. They are also helpful if you want spectators to be able to view your videos that talk a language other than your own. Viewers may also want to see your content silently in their sound, so they can increase the audience by learning how to add subtitles to YouTube videos.
How To Add Subtitles To YouTube Videos?
You can’t add subtitles to your videos in YouTube Studio. This will require you to revert to Creator Studio Classic, outlined in the following steps.
- Open a web browser and browse the YouTube Video Manager to enter your credentials for Google Account when requested.
- You will now display the YouTube Studio interface unless you have earlier switched to Creator Studio Classic or have not upgraded your experience. Select the Menu icon that shows three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.
- Select Creator Studio Classic when the drop-down menu appears.
- You may be questioned why you are back at this stage in Creator Studio Classic. Select a reason and choose to Submit or Skip if you would like not to reply.
- Now you should see the interface for Creator Studio Classic. A list of your uploaded videos, each accompanied by a drop-down menu directly below the date and timestamp, should be displayed. Choose the drop-down menu, then choose Subtitles / CC.
- A video language dialogue, which overlays the primary browser window, should now appear. Select the language most used in the video from the list given and, if prepared, select Set language.
- Select Add new subtitles or CC.
- When the drop-down menu appears, select the language that your subtitles want to use.
- You will now be asked to pick a way to add your subtitles. Select Upload a file to send a file that your subtitles and their respective times have already populated with. The contents of the file should be in one of the authorized YouTube formats.
- To align with the spoken audio, select Transcribe and auto-sync to type your own subtitles, later using the Set Timings function to sync the transcript with your video. If you add closed captions, you will also want to include “[cheering]” or “[music]” background noise notifications as well.
- Select Create fresh subtitles or CCs, each with its respective timeline, to enter or edit substitutes for each scene. Auto-generated content is generated by default and fully editable.