Upload SRT To YouTube

Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak languages besides the one spoken in your video. If you already have captions or subtitles, get help editing or removing existing captions.

YouTube has a great transcription and captioning service. However, they only allow you to export in certain formats. These limitations decrease the ability for you to quickly turn your transcriptions into other valuable pieces of content. 

Using Speak to generate your SRTs so they can be edited for YouTube will give you more freedom, provide YouTube viewers with a better experience, and help rank your videos higher on their search engine.

You can find more details on Google's guide. 

Upload a file

If you have a subtitle and closed caption file, you can upload it to your video. These types of files contain both the text and time codes for when each line of text should be displayed. Some files also include position and style information, which is especially useful for deaf or hard of hearing viewers.

Before you start, make sure that your file type is supported on YouTube.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left, select Videos.
  3. Click on the title or thumbnail of a video.
  4. Select the Advanced tab.
  5. Select Upload subtitles/cc.
  6. Choose between With timing or Without timing and select Continue.
  7. Choose a file to upload.
  8. Select Save.

Creator Studio Classic instructions

  1. Select Add new subtitles or CC. Choose the language for the subtitles or closed captions you want to create. You can use the search bar to find languages that don't automatically show in the list.
  2. Select Upload a file and choose the type of file you have to upload.
  3. Select Choose file > Upload.
  4. the editor to make any needed adjustments to the text and timing of your new subtitle or closed caption.
  5. Select Publish.


Want to know how to transcribe a YouTube Video? Check out the full guide.

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