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Beginner’s Guide: How To Easily Add Subtitles For YouTube Video

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Do you want to boost the reach of your YouTube videos? If yes, then you should consider creating and adding subtitles in your videos. It doesn’t matter what type of content you provide. Because subtitles can improve visibility and increase the views on your videos.

Apart from this, subtitles can also optimize your content. So, people across the world can understand it easily. Do you want to know how to add subtitles on YouTube? This article will provide you all the important information. Also, we will give you clear all of your doubts and queries.

When you complete this article, you`ll be able to create subtitles for your YouTube easily. Now without wasting a single minute, let’s get started.

How To Put Subtitles On YouTube Using Audext Transcription?

To add subtitles, you will need an online transcription software. You can use Audext video to text transcription. It will help you put subtitles on YouTube within a few minutes.

So if you are a beginner or don’t have any experience, here is the step by step guide you have to follow:

1. The first thing you have to do is to log in to your Audext dashboard;

2. You will see “New upload” or “New transcription”, click on either of those buttons;

3. Now select your video file and drag it to the new window;

Audext transcription: Drop your file to start transcription
Audext transcription

4. Enter the identity (name) of the people who are speaking on your video;

5. Press the “Submit” button to send the video to the Audext cloud transcription;

* Make sure that the recording does not have any loud background sounds

6. Wait a few minutes till Audext transcribe your video to text;

7. Edit the transcript as you see fit to create the perfect subtitles for your video;

8. Download the transcription in DOC or TXT file format;

9. Use an online converter to create subtitle format from the transcription.

Which Video Formats Are Suitable For Transcription And Upload To YouTube?

Now some of you might be thinking which video formats are suitable for transcription. Well, the good thing is that Audext supports all the major video formats such as MP4, WMV, MOV, and 3gp.

In the meantime, YouTube supports the following video formats for upload: 

  • 3gp;
  • AVI;
  • FLV;
  • MOV;
  • MPEG4; 
  • WebM;
  • and WMV. 

So, if your video format is in both lists – consider yourself lucky. As from now on you won’t have any problems with subtitles creation. Just make sure that your video has a clear recording that doesn’t have any background noises. It is very important for high-quality transcription. So, the transcription software can create accurate subtitles on YouTube.

Advantages Of Using Online Transcription Tools To Create Subtitles Online

We discussed all the basic information about “how to add subtitles on youtube”. So, it’s time to talk about the advantages of using online transcription tools to create subtitles. In recent times, transcription tools have become very popular. And people are shifting from manual transcription to online.

To help you understand better, here are some advantages of online transcription. We will explain what made it so popular all over the world.

1. Fast process

One of the best advantages of online transcription is it provides faster results. Unlike manual transcription, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or hard work. With online transcription, you just have to follow some easy steps. And it is going to turn your recordings into text files. This is a great thing if you have a long recording.

Apart from this, the best thing about online transcription is that is the easiest way to add subtitles to a video. You don’t need any technical knowledge to use it. All you need is your mobile, an internet connection, and the recording you want to transcribe. 

2. Cost-effective

Do you know what`s the second great advantage of online transcription? It is the best way to create subtitles and very cost-effective. Manual transcription service providers charge money per hour, which can be very expensive.

But with online transcription, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. You can easily upload your recordings and turn them into text without breaking your bank. 

3. Accurate And Secure Results

Online transcription provides accurate results. And it makes online transcription superior to manual transcription. Yet, manual transcription has been popular for a long time. But it is not providing completely accurate and fast results.

Using online transcription makes you completely sure that you will get excellent results. Without any kind of mistakes. Apart from this, online transcriptions are much safer than other transcription methods.

In manual transcription, there is always a risk of getting your content leaked to a third party. But you will never face any security issues with online transcription.

So, are you ready to give a try?

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Katrin Deres


Katrin runs her own podcast show, and interested in best ways to transcribe audio recordings into text.

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