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YouTube Adds Translation Tools For Video Subtitling

If you use YouTube to promote your apps, your audience may have just gotten bigger. Google’s video service announced today that they have added 300 languages to their caption tracks, meaning that you can subtitle your videos in any of these languages.

YouTube explains how to do get started in a blog post: “You’ll first need a caption track for your video, so if you don’t yet have one you can learn how to make one here. Select ‘Request translation’ in the YouTube Video Manager, choose the languages you’d like to translate into, and click “Next.” We’ll create caption translation documents that you can now invite anyone to help translate, or you can translate yourself. To translate the captions yourself, select the language, and it’ll open up the caption translation document in the Google Translator Toolkit editor to help your translate faster.”

YouTube recently updated its app for iOS 6. If you are using Apple’s new operating system, you’ll have to redownload the app, as it is no longer included in the basic system.

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