There is a welcome surprise from Google! They are now supporting subtitles for your videos! Once again Google takes the lead over other companies! It’s wonderful to know that the smart people over there are listening and are capable of doing something like this on a massive scale! Ken Harrenstien who was the Google engineer on this project is also Deaf.
A starter list of captioned Google videos can be found here!
I will be creating a Subtitle Workshop tutorial that you can follow. No promise on when it’ll be ready but hopefully I’ll have it for you all next week. This is the same software that I’ve used to create captions for one of my video here.
Basically, you use the software to create a file containing the text along with the timecodes for each line. You then upload this text to Google Video with your uncaptioned video and they will process it for you and merge both into a final version that has the subtitles built-in.
A BIG THANKS to Todd Elliott who pointed this out to me tonight.
Here’s a sample subtitled Google Video that I created today:
(if you don’t see the subtitles, click on the "CC" button which will show up a few seconds after video is started)