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2 Free Auto Subtitle Generators for Captioning Your Videos Automatically

Author by Rocabella

May 10, 2018

In fact, it can generate automatic subtitles based on speech from the video file you uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. For those who do not know the specific operation, this article tells 2 free ways to create auto subtitle on YouTube and Facebook. Read on to find out how.

How to Create Subtitles for a Video Automatically

Q: I have an MP4 file on my computer. How do I create "automatic" subtitles based on the video's sound, for free? (sound-to-text) I don't want to type up the subtitles by hand, I want sound-to-text to create them automatically.

A: In order to increase video exposure and help visually impaired or foreign viewers understand video content, the smart video creator will create auto subtitle to the video when editing video recordings to make content accessible for more people. Do not underestimate this work, this is not an easy matter. Under normal circumstances, it not only needs to manually enter the words, but also needs to adjust the time and video synchronization, and it will take a lot time on repeated proofing. But don't worry, there are 2 free online auto subtitle generators for you to make video captioning easier.

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Part 1 - YouTube Automatic Captions

YouTube can auto generate subtitles from videos you uploaded using its speech recognition technology. Currently, the automatic subtitles feature is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. If your first language in the above list, follow the steps below to create subtitles for a video automatically.

Preparation for Auto SubtitlePreparation for Auto Subtitle

Step 1. Upload your video to YouTube that is in compliance with YouTube specs.

Step 2. Go to your Video Manager, https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U.

Step 3. Find the video for which you want to create auto subtitle. Open the drop-down list next to Edit and select Subtitles/CC.

YouTube Automatic Subtitle GeneratorYouTube Automatic Subtitle Generator

Step 4. If automatic subtitles are available, there will be a Language (Automatic) button below "PUBLISHED" on the right side. Click on it.

Step 5. Click the Edit button in the upper right corner to review the automatically created captions if they are properly transcribed.

Step 6. After proofreading, click Save changes in the upper right corner. Return to Video Manager and CC will appear next to your video name.

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Part 2 - Facebook Automatic Subtitles

Similar to YouTube automatic captions, Facebook has also launched a free, automatic video captioning tool for Facebook Page video. But it's currently only available in US English. Page admin is able to automatically generate captions and proofread them.

Automatic Subtitling for Facebook VideoAutomatic Subtitling for Facebook Video

Step 1. Go to one of your Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/?category=your_pages.

Step 2. When posting the status, click Photo/Video and select Upload Photos/Video.

Step 3. Add the video you want to automatically generate subtitles, fill in the video title, description, and click Publish.

Step 4. After waiting for the video to upload, click the Generate button at the top of your video post on your timeline. If the Generate button is not directly displayed, click Edit Post > Subtitles & Captions(CC) > select Video Language.

Step 5. Preview the generated captions, and edit on the right side.

Step 6. Click Save to Video button after completion.

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The above are the two ways for creating auto subtitle based on speech from the video file, do you get them? P.S. The final result may vary due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, multiple speakers, poor sound quality, complex audio or background noise.

If you have a better subtitle generator recommendation or more ideas, welcome to contact us. Hope this article does help you and you are free to share it with more people!

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