New Youtube Guide Resource - for creating subtitles, and more!
It came as a nice surprise to the CADARN team to find that YouTube have developed a wonderfully simple way for users to add subtitles and closed captions to their videos, without the pressure of grappling with complicated pieces of software to create subtitle files. And not only has YouTube created a fantastically easy way to subtitle videos, you can also easily download your subtitles as an .srt file to add them to other online hosts, such as Vimeo, as well as to offline media players, such as VLC.
Adding subtitles and closed captions opens up your content to new audiences, and not just to speakers of other languages, but also to the deaf and hearing-impaired. It allows students to see complicated and specialist terminology that might not make sense when otherwise used in discourse, and also helps students from different backgrounds to better understand accents that they’re not acquainted to. In other words, now there really is no excuse for not adding subtitles and closed captions to your educational videos!
We’ve now published our own guide to “Using YouTube for Subtitling & More”
As well as explaining best practice for subtitling and how to create subtitles, this guide also shows you step by step how to add translations in a second language, even if you don’t speak that language, as well as a couple of other handy features offered by YouTube that we think will make your media-making life a lot easier.