Adding captions and subtitles is an essential part of accessible video production. So here at Amara, we want to make it easy and intuitive. In this post, we are going to show you how to add closed captioning to a YouTube video by connecting your channel to Amara. You are just a few clicks away from seamless integration between YouTube and the Amara platform. Our award-winning subtitle editor has a simple, intuitive design that is simple for beginners while still providing advanced time-saving features. So whether you simply want to type and synchronize subtitles for a few short videos or have larger needs, we have solutions for you!
Add captions and subtitles with Amara Free
Anyone can sign up and start using Amara Free to create excellent and accessible subtitles for their audience. It’s totally fun and easy to learn how to put captions on YouTube. Videos added through an Amara Free are available in the Public Workspace. This means that you can invite other people to log in to Amara and work on your videos with you in multiple languages!
Amara doesn’t host videos, but uses an integration with YouTube to make subtitle export easy. You can only integrate your own YouTube channel, not other people’s channels, so keep that in mind. Learning how to add subtitles to a YouTube video is simple. Log in to Amara, hover your mouse over your username at the top right, and select Account from the dropdown menu. Then click Integrations and follow the steps to connect your YouTube channel. Make sure you are logged in to the right YouTube channel in your browser to make the setup easier! Learn more about the details of connecting your Amara Free account with your YouTube channel on our handy-dandy support site.
Simple subtitling steps
Watch this tutorial on creating and synchronizing your subtitles to help you get an idea of the simple steps you can take to add CC to YouTube video. The basic idea is to create a text representation of the speech in the video. Learning how to split subtitles into lines, synchronize them with the video, and giving viewers enough time to read them will get you started on your subtitling journey. Subtitling and captioning are there to make videos more accessible, so it is also important to prepare your subtitles for audiences with diverse needs. Capturing important sounds in a video as well as marking which person is speaking can help subtitles be more understandable for a wider range of viewers. When transcribing or translating subtitles, it can be helpful to watch the video on mute to see if it is still understandable without sound.
Take advantage of our advanced editor features
Learning how to caption YouTube videos is easier than ever with Amara’s award winning editor. Our development team is focused on creating a rewarding and intuitive experience for people who use our platform. This includes creating efficiency-related features that help subtitlers make big edits more quickly. Enjoy our advanced subtitle editing features like bulk shift, merging or splitting, version control, and subtitle formatting. Learn more about the Amara editor’s advanced features or try out our subtitle editor for free!
Unlock advanced integrations with Amara Teams
If you have larger subtitling needs or have a team of subtitlers, an Amara team plan can help you organize your subtitle delivery workflow. We have different team plans to meet your needs. Whether you have a small team that is just getting started or a large team with a built-in workflow, our platform has supportive features to help you have less frustration between subtitle creation and delivery. Amara’s award-winning technology makes it easy to create and export captions and subtitles. No matter if you are a small creator looking for how to add closed captioning to YouTube or if you manage a team of translators, Amara is here for you!
Professional Subtitles from Amara On Demand
And hey, if you want top-notch captions or translations, you can always buy them from our professional team of language experts. Check out that link to see all that Amara On Demand has to offer in 50+ available languages for film-quality subtitles as well as advanced speech recognition software.
If you need some serious video accessibility and localization solutions, Amara has got you covered. It offers things like private and secure workspaces, flexible workflows for creating awesome subtitles, and a powerful API that seamlessly connects to your own platform.
Thank you for being a part of Amara’s mission to create a more inclusive, accessible media ecosystem. Happy subtitling!