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Subtitle (caption) creation for your video using YouTube studio

 YouTube Subtitle Tool


Assumption : Video is already uploaded to YouTube


  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.

  2. From the left menu, select Subtitles.

  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.

  4. Click ADD LANGUAGE and select your language.

  5. Under subtitles, click ADD.  you will get the screen attached below--

6. In the above screen shot you will get three options to create subtitle

    -> Upload a file

    -> Transcribe and auto-sync

    -> Create new subtitles or cc


Upload file option




you can upload a transcribe or subtitle file. If you upload a transcribe file, timing is synced automatically. 


Subtitle files  contain both the text and time codes for when each line of text should be displayed. Some files also include position and style information, which is especially useful for deaf or hard of hearing viewers


Transcribe and auto-sync


Type or paste in a full transcript of the video and subtitle timings will be set automatically. See the below screenshot


Create new subtitles or cc

Create subtitles and closed captions by typing them in as you watch the video.

To speed up your work, you can also use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • Shift + left arrow: Seek back one second. 

  • Shift + right arrow: Seek forward one second. 

  • Shift + space: Pause or play the video.

  • Shift + enter: Add a new line.

  • Shift + down arrow: Edit next subtitle.

  • Shift + up arrow: Edit previous subtitle.

  • Enter: Add the subtitle.


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