Tuesday, February 28, 2012

YouTube Changes Captioning

Google says it's expanding the captioning possibilities YouTube. Captioning was first introduced to the video sharing site back in 2006 and now, there will be more language and search options for users. YouTube supports automatic captions in Japanese, Korean and English. Captioning can be added, though not automatically, in another 155 languages. Another help is ability to change the color of the captions so the text is more legible against the video background. There's also better formatting for broadcast video, where the text is often positioned near the person speaking. Google says is also making it easier to upload videos that already have embedded captions