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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

How to Generate Captions for Any Video

YouTube will automatically generate captions for almost any video that you find. Likewise, it will automatically generate captions for videos that you upload to your account. That's great if you want to use YouTube. But if you have a video that isn't on YouTube and you need to display captions with it, there is a solution built into Chrome. 

In Chrome you can enable captions for any video that is played on a webpage. This will work with videos that are embedded into websites and will even work with videos that are played from your Google Drive. In this short video I demonstrate how to enable captioning in Chrome. 




Applications for Education
Enabling captions for videos that you display in your classroom (whether online or in-person) makes the content accessible to all students. Even students who you might not think need the captions enabled can benefit from having the captions displayed on screen. That is particularly true when the speaker in a video is pronouncing a difficult word or a word that is hard to hear clearly. 

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.