Friday, August 14, 2009

Caption your videos with the YouTube API

In August last year, we launched the ability to add captions to your videos on YouTube. Now, you can do the same using the YouTube Data API.

With the new captions API, developers can create third-party apps that help users create, upload and manage the caption tracks of their YouTube videos. Each video can have multiple caption tracks, and multiple subtitle formats are supported.

Find out more in our Developer's Guide.

Posted by Christoph Schwab-Ganser, YouTube Engineering

21 comments:

Naomi B. said...

If you want to see some examples of what caption files look like you can also find creative-commons licensed captions from Google's videos here: http://code.google.com/p/google-video-captions/

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Remote Control Mowers said...

I have made a lot of videos using the caption feature. The best part about it is the link in the caption to keep viewers on your videos. This is one of my remote control lawn mower videos here if you want an example of how this works.

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Karine T. Knudsen said...

When are you gonna fix this problem, which concerns a lot of Youtube users?

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Martin Sykora said...

A quick question regarding the API use for caption retrieval.

Is it possible to retrieve captions without being the owner of a video, as read-only functionality?

Thanks.

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Chung Pham said...

Can you show me a C# code for upload captions to youtube?, I try alot but not success with upload caption
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đà nẵng said...

I spent alot of time to code upload caption but can not successfull, how intergrate httpwebrequest with youtube api ?
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This means that even businesses could use this one in promoting their goods. This could help them in making the public recognize their company more since most of the internet users are browsing in YOutube.

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