Cool New YouTube Transcript Capabilities Print E-mail

I use YouTube videos in my Android applications (such as Screebl Pro) to explain the purpose of the app, and also as a promotional mechanism on YouTube.  One challenge has always been my lack of ability to create videos that serve the international market.

YouTube recently rolled out better transcript support that among other things makes it easy for users do real-time translation from English to a variety of other languages.   The picture here shows my transcript being translated to Korean.

Adding the transcript to my video was super easy.  I just had to type out what was said in a plain text file and submit it.  YouTube took care of the hard work of lining up the transcript with the video using speech recognition.  It appears to have worked flawlessly, and now international users will have some clue what the scary looking guy holding a phone standing in the woods is talking about!