YouTube Captionslaunched in 2009 supporting English to help automatically creates captions on videos, today added six more languages--"German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Dutch" to already exisitng English, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
YouTube captions now in 10 languages, make sure everyone--including deaf, hard-of-hearing, and viewers who speak other languages--can enjoy videos on YouTube.
As automatic captions will have some errors, creators also have several tools to improve the quality of their captions. "Automatic captions can be a starting point, where creators can then download them for editing, or edit them in-line on YouTube. Creators can also upload plain-text transcripts in these languages, and the same technology will generate automatically-synchronized captions," google wrote.
YouTube now has around 200 million videos and 72 hours of video people upload per minute.
Just click the closed caption button to see how it works:
The all new YouTube Creator Playbook and YouTube Creator Hub is now live, both on the web and available for download.
"This new version provides fresh tips and strategies to help creators grow their audiences. It includes brand new sections to address YouTube's recent focus on watchtime, such as, how to captivate your audience and how to create the best channel experience for your viewers," google blogged.
The latest edition also highlights new tools like paid promotion, Hangouts on Air, and InVideo programming to help you reach the widest audience possible.
Also, on the Creator Playbook site, google is now featuring new video examples from inspiring creators who are finding creative ways to use YouTube.
The new Playbook is currently available in English, but Google says it will be available in more languages in the next week.
Check it out and bookmark youtube.com/playbook.
In addtion, Google also rebuilt the "YouTube Creator Hub," which is now chock full of resources and tools to help build larger audiences, improve skills, and make more money.
The new Creator Hub now let:
- "Stay up to date on the latest feature announcements with our blog, social media outlets, and new bi-weekly Product Bulletin
- Learn from other creators via video tutorials and find new tools to help you grow your success
- Find new opportunities to join programs like Next Creator," informs google.
Google is almost ready to launch the new YouTube's User Interface, as the new UI page now has a new message on the experimental homepage that welcomes users to the new YouTube and explains one of the new features: "What to watch shows you new activity from your subscriptions, recommendations based on videos you've watched and your taste in videos, plus the most popular videos on YouTube".
The new UI has a new sidebar section that shows other related videos and is there on "the homepage, the settings page, the search results page" and can be expanded when you watch videos.
The new sidebar let you "get the search results, feeds, and channel videos you were just looking at". For example, you can perform a search, click one of the results and see the list of results by clicking "more results" in the sidebar, instead of going back to the search results page.