YouTube: Editing Closed Captions/Subtitles on a Video

This article explains how to edit the auto-captions YouTube adds to a video.

  1. Upload your video. 

  1. Once it’s uploaded, go to your video and click the Info & Settings button. 


  1. On the Info & Settings screen, click the Subtitles & CC tab. 

  1. Choose English from the “Select Language pop-up window. 

  1. Then click the English (Automatic) button on the right side of the screen. 


NOTE: If you do not see the 
English (Automatic) button, your captions might still be processing. Give it some time. The larger the video, the more time it might take. 

  1. You will see all of the captions YouTube added to your video. Click the Edit button on the right side of the screen to fix any mistakes.


  1. Click into each caption box to type your corrections. Your changes will save automatically when you move to the next box. Click Publish Edits to save your work.


  1. Now the YouTube auto-captions will be replaced by your edited captions.  

The SIUE ITS Help Desk does not support No More Craptions.  Please consult YouTube help for troubleshooting.

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Keywords:edit, voice recognition, subtitles, cc, closed caption, youtube, change, words, text, audio   Doc ID:72745
Owner:Niki G.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2017-04-19 15:36 CDTUpdated:2017-04-19 15:38 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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