If you click on the “English – Automatic Captions” button, YouTube auto-generates caption text.
If you click “Download,” YouTube gives you a file called captions.sbv. This can be opened and edited in Notepad/TextEdit.
You can then listen to the video, editing text for accuracy and capitalization.
Alternately, you can listen and edit the caption text on YouTube, as shown here.
Note: Editing the caption text activates captions to show up by default on the video. If you want to disable this, click the “Disable” button and save your changes.
- Captions appear on-screen long enough to be read.
- Captions are synchronized with spoken words.
- Speakers should be identiﬁed when more than one person is onscreen or when the speaker is not visible.
- Punctuation is used to clarify meaning.
- Spelling is correct throughout the production.
- Sound effects are written when they add to understanding.
- All actual words are captioned, regardless of language or dialect.
- Use of slang and accent is preserved and identiﬁed.