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Sams Teach Yourself YouTube™ in 10 Minutes by Michael Miller

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Lesson 18. Adding Closed Captioning to Your Video

In this lesson, you learn how to add closed captions and subtitles to a YouTube video.

Why Add Closed Captioning or Subtitles?

When a video employs closed captioning technology, captions appear onscreen that describe what the audio is saying. It’s a great boon to the hard of hearing; being able to read what others can hear makes the world of video programming more useful. For that matter, closed captioning is also useful if you want to listen to your videos with the sound turned down or muted—which you might do at work or after your kids have gone to bed.

Plain English: Closed Captioning

The dialog of a video in written text format, typically used by deaf viewers to read what is being said ...

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