Showing posts with label YouTube captions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube captions. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How to Edit the Captions in Your YouTube Videos - Fall 2020 Update

Last spring I published a video about how to adjust the captions that are automatically generated for the videos that you upload to your YouTube account. Recently, YouTube made some changes to the way that the caption editing process works. Those changes are for the better as they've made it easier to adjust the correlation between timestamps and your edited captions. In the following video I demonstrate how to edit the captions and adjust the timing of the captions on your YouTube videos. 

On the topic of video editing, take a look at my Practical Ed Tech course titled A Crash Course in Making & Teaching With Video

Monday, October 28, 2019

How to Adjust the Captions on YouTube Videos

This week's Practical Ed Tech newsletter featured a few things that we can do to improve the accessibility of the slides and videos that we use in our classrooms. One of those things is to turn on the captions when playing a YouTube video in class. Another is to create a transcript of the YouTube videos that you show in class.

Just turning on the captions is a good first step. It is possible to adjust the size and color scheme of the captions for students who needs that. In the following video I demonstrate how to adjust the size, style, and color scheme of the captions displayed on a YouTube video.

As I pointed out in the video above, it is possible to view an automatically generated transcript of some YouTube videos without the use of a third-party tool. Other videos will require a third-party tool to generate a transcript. If that's the case for a video that you need to create a transcript for, try using VidReader. My demonstration of VidReader is embedded below (note that when I made the video the service was going by a different name, the tool works the same way).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Quick Start Guide for Using YouTube's Editing Tools

This afternoon I'm running a short workshop on using the video editing tools built into YouTube. Below you should see the basic directions for the three topics I'll be covering.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Three Ways to Cut, Mix, & Mash YouTube Videos

This post was inspired by a request from a reader for a tool that can be used to mash-up YouTube clips. YouTube is full of great content that can be useful in the classroom (YouTube is also full of nonsense that causes schools to block it). Sometimes you only need to show a part of a video to illustrate a point. Other times it could be useful to string together a series of videos. The following tools can be used to cut, mix, and mash-up YouTube clips.

Disclaimer: Some of these tools might be interpreted as a violation of YouTube's terms of service. I'm not a lawyer so I'll let you interpret the T.O.S. for yourself and determine if you should use these tools in your school.

TubeChop gives you the ability to clip a section from any YouTube video and share it. This could be useful if there is a section of long YouTube video that you want to share with your students. One such instance could be if you want to show students studying public speaking a section of commencement address as a model.

Splicd is a service that lets users select and share a segment of a YouTube video. Splicd is a simple and easy service to use. To use Splicd all you have to do is select a video from YouTube, copy the video's url into Splicd, then enter the start and end times of the video segment you wish to watch. This service will be particularly useful for those times that you want to share only a part of a long video. Click here to see Splicd in action.

If you made mix tapes in the 80's, the concept of Drag On Tape will be familiar to you. Drag On Tape makes it easy to string together a series of YouTube videos and or sections of YouTube videos. Create your mix tape of videos just launch the Drag On Tape editor, enter a search term for videos, then drag videos on to the Drag On Tape timeline. You enter searches and drag videos as many times as you like. To trim video timings and string videos together just match them up on the timeline editor. Drag On Tape allows you to collaborate with others on a mix.

On a related note, if you have raw video footage that you want to edit or you have a collection of your own videos on YouTube that you want to edit, the YouTube video editor is quite easy to use. You can find the directions here.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
47 Alternatives to YouTube
Auto-captioning Available for YouTube Videos
Downloading Videos for Use in the Classroom
Free Guide - Making Videos on the Web

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Auto-captioning Available for All YouTube Videos

There are some good tools on the web for captioning videos and even a video sharing site, DotSub, created for the purpose of captioning videos. Today, YouTube made it easier than ever to caption videos. Earlier today YouTube announced that auto-captioning of videos will now be available to all YouTube users. To use the auto-captioning option just select the "captions" option after uploading a video. Then choose "machine transcription" to have your video captioned. Right now auto-captioning is only available in English. The process does take some time to complete depending on the length of the video and the clarity of the sound.

Applications for Education
Auto-captioning of videos will make more videos available to students with hearing impairments than ever before. Captioned videos could also be helpful to students who are learning English as they will be able to hear the words they're reading in English.