How to Use YouTube
1.1 How to Make Money on YouTube
1.2 How to Repeat on YouTube
1.3 How to Change YouTube Name
1.4 How to Clear YouTube History
1.5 How to Check YouTube Messages
1.6 How to Manage YouTube Playlist
1.7 How to Add Subtitle to YouTube Video
1.8 How to Play YouTube in Background
1.9 How to Broadcast Yourself on YouTube

About YouTube Subtitles and Make a Video with Subtitles for YouTube

Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak languages besides the one spoken in your video. If you already have captions or subtitles, get help editing or removing existing captions.

YouTube Subtitles

Especially when you enjoy foreign movies or other videos, subtitle and closed captions will let the audience understand what the video want to express, including deaf or people who have hear impairment. Want to share your own video on YouTube and open up your video content to a larger audience? You are able to create subtitles/closed captions or upload/put a subtitle file to the YouTube video. Or you can make a video with subtitles and then put the video onto YouTube platform. Whichever you would like to choose, this article shows about YouTube subtitle and introduce you a reputable video subtitling tool.

Part 1. Create your own subtitles or closed captions on YouTube

Whether you want to create personalized subtitles/closed captions or upload a file, you need to Video Manager on YouTube to perform the following action. Click your YouTube account on the top-right corner, and then click "Creator Studio" > "Video Manager" > "Videos". Choose the video with which you want to add/edit subtitles/closed captions, click "Edit" next to the video. Select "Subtitles/CC", hit the "Add new subtitles or CC" button. Now you are able to create new subtitles or closed captions. You are also allowed to edit drafts during the progress if you've enabled community contributions for your channel.

YouTube Video Manager

Choose the language for the subtitles or closed captions. In the draft for the language, play the YouTube video.

When you catch the part where you want to add subtitles or CC, type your words into the box. Some sounds can be also described like [bark] or [applause], letting the audience know what's happening in the video.

Subtitles and CC

You are able to set/adjust the subtitle/caption starting point and ending point by dragging the borders.

Repeat the above steps until you finish all the spoken words. If not, changes will be saved in your drafts and you can complete the remaining next time.

When you're done, select "Publish" to finish the subtitles/CC addition.

To speed up your work, you can also use these keyboard shortcuts:

◆ "Shift" + left arrow: Seek back one second.
◆ "Shift" + right arrow: Seek forward one second.
◆ "Shift" + space: Pause or play the video.
◆ "Shift" + enter: Add a new line.
◆ "Shift" + down arrow: Edit next subtitle.
◆ "Shift" + up arrow: Edit previous subtitle.
◆ "Enter": Add the subtitle.

Part 2. Upload a file of subtitle/closed caption on YouTube

If you have a file of subtitle or closed caption, you are able to directly upload to the YouTube video. The file should contains both the text and time code for the spoken words. You need to upload the file that is supported by YouTube.

Upload a Caption File

Go to Video Manager and choose "Add new subtitles or CC". Choose the language for the subtitles or closed captions

Select "Upload a file" and choose the type of file you have to upload.

Select "file" > "Upload".

Use the editor if somewhere needs to adjust like the text or the timing.

When everything is done, click the button of "Publish".

Part 3. Make a video with subtitles for YouTube

Optionally, you can make a video with subtitles and then put/share the video onto YouTube. In this way, you are introduced with Video Converter Ultimate, the most excellent video tool for you to customize the subtitle, besides other features like video converting, downloading, editing and so on. For more functions, you are able to download Video Converter Ultimate for free to explore.

Step 1 Install Video Converter Ultimate and launch the program.

Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2 Add the video with which you want to add the subtitle file.

Import Video

Step 3 Click the plus-shaped button next to the subtitle one and then add the particular subtitle file to the video. The supported subtitle formats are SRT, ASS and SSA.

Add Subtitles to Video

Step 4 Share the video to YouTube.

In this article, we show you how to create/add subtitles or closed captions to a YouTube video. And Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended if you want to make a video with subtitles.

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May 17, 2018 10:35 / Updated by to YouTube