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Thursday, March 4, 2010

YouTube With Auto-Subtitles Option for All English Videos

TechCrunch reports that YouTube announced they will roll out auto-captions to all English videos now, for content creators who want this (before, only a portion of videos received this option). As a disclaimer, Google noted that (quote TechCrunch) ...

... Just like any speech recognition application, auto-captions require a clearly spoken audio track. Videos with background noise or a muffled voice can’t be auto-captioned. President Obama’s speech on the recent Chilean Earthquake is a good example of the kind of audio that works for auto-captions.

When video creators now choose a platform to upload their video, a feature like this – well in sync with Google’s stated mission – could make all the difference.


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