Contribute Subtitles and Closed Captions to YouTube Vidoes

Contribute subtitles and closed captions to YouTube Channels


Some channels let you contribute subtitles and closed captions to their videos. They’re viewable on the video by clicking on the [CC] icon in the player. Approved content is owned by the video owner.
Read more on YT Support

Video Owners:

  • Go to Video Manager
  • Click Edit Video
  • Subtitles And CC Tab
  • Turn ‘Allow Community Contributions’ on

I’m told you get to review them. If anyone allows this on a video, let me know and we’ll try it out.

Tommy Edison : Accessibility Stuff (video with cc)

Cool Stuff For Blind, Deaf, or Non-Verbal People

I used to help out donating closed captions for TommyEdisonExperience (TXP) and Blind Film Critic (BFC).

1. Glad they are continuing to add closed captioning.

2. Showing Interesting stuff at the Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California.

harpo – technographics raised line drawings for blind,

Caption Call – Captioned phones for those with hearing loss

AbleNet – Communication for learning and speech difficulties


Most Watched/Most Captioned Movie Trailers through August 2012

Scene from movie, explosion in a city street

The Avengers (2012)
Translations 1
Posted 9 months ago, 4,702 views CC

Most Watched: The Avengers

It took less than 9 months to overthrow the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 1 trailer, and has 800 more views than #2, Hunger Games

Most Translated: 4 Way Tie!

Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Lockout, and Toy Story 3 have all been translated by volunteers into 5 other languages.

These are happy/sad things to report.

Happy: People are captioning and translating these to be helpful and for the love and fun of it.

Sad: This is all unpaid, free publicity for movies that spend mega millions on production, but rarely put out a movie trailer with captions on TV or the internet. [they have put some trailers on TV] Shouldn’t someone be paid for this?

Happy: Glad that DotSUB provides free tools to do this.

Using Streamtext along with your video stream

I’ve been asked about integrating caption feed with a video feed.

My solution is to use an iframe for the video, and an iframe for the text .

Marvin Williams Preaching, displayed on a laptop with captions underneath the video

Since hosted wordpress doesn’t allow a good display of code, here’s the commented code

And the live version is here: (captioned only during the 9:40 est service)