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Beginner’s Guide: How To Easily Create 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, subtitles can boost the 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. So if you want to know how to create subtitles, then this article will provide you all the important information and clear all of your doubts and queries. 

After completing this article, you will know everything and will be able to create subtitles for your YouTube easily. Now without wasting a single minute, let’s get started. 

How To Create Subtitles Using Audext Transcription?

To create subtitles, you will need an online transcription software. You can use Audext video to text transcription as it will help you make subtitles 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;

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 that 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, so the transcription software can create accurate subtitles. 

Advantages Of Using Online Transcription Tools To Create Subtitles

After discussing all the basic information regarding the online transcription, 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 help you understand better, here are some advantages of online transcription that made it so popular all over the world. 

1. Fast process

One of the best advantages of online transcription is that 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 will 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 it 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

Another great advantage that makes online transcription the best way to create subtitles is that it is very cost-effective. As you know that the manual transcription service providers charge money per hour, which can be very expensive. 

But with online transcription, you won’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 highly accurate results and this is the main thing that makes online transcription superior to manual transcription. However, manual transcription has been for a long time but they don’t provide completely accurate results. 

But with online transcription, you can be 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.


Katrin Deres

05/01/2020

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


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