YouTube Comes Out With Advanced Caption Editor

Many uses immediately apparent

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People who want to add captions to YouTube videos should have a much easier time of it from this point forward.  An editor called CaptionTube has been released, and it represents a significant advancement over what’s been available so far.

CaptionTube lets users decide precisely when (and for how long) words will appear onscreen, which should make for fewer Godzilla-style mouth-word mismatches.  It allows for the creation of multiple language tracks, too.

Then here’s one more interesting little feature: according to a FAQ, you can "download, email, or copy and paste subtitles as text."  This way, even though only a video’s owner will be able to upload captions, people who want to use different sets can pass them around.  Imagine a foreign language teacher using someone’s cooking clip for a fill-in-the-blank homework assignment, for example.


CaptionTube isn’t technically a finished product – look for it in TestTube, YouTube’s official "ideas incubator" – but it looks professional and is relatively easy to use.  Businesspeople should embrace it as it’s supposed to "[i]mprove discoverability and searching for sales and training videos."

Folks who are hard of hearing or need to watch clips without disturbing others should appreciate its launch, too, of course.

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