Uploading Video and Captions to YouTube
Step 1--Uploading the Video to YouTube
Open a browser tab and go to YouTube.
Log in with your Google account or register if you do not have an account already.
From the main YouTube page, use the Create button to display additional options.
Choose the Upload Video option from the choices provided.
When the upload window opens, you can choose to drag and drop a video file from it's folder on your computer, or you can choose the Select Files button to open a window explorer and locate and choose the file from there.
Once you have selected the file, the video will automatically begin to upload.
Step 2--Uploading Your Caption File to the Video
As the video is uploading, you will be given a number of settings to review and adjust to fit your video.
In the Details stage, provide a name and description for the video, and then scroll down the page, filling out the information as needed.
When you reach the option for "Show More," click the link to display additional settings.
Scroll through the additional options until you reach the section on "Language, subtitles, and closed captions".
Select the language in which your captions will be uploaded to access the option to upload the file.
Once you have set your language, choose the "Upload Subtitles/CC" link.
YouTube will open another small window, where you will need to indicate whether the captions file you are uploading has timestamps or is being uploaded without timestamps. When finished making your selection, click Continue.
Next, you will be prompted to select the captions file from your computer. Once you select the file and it will indicate it has been added to the video for attachment when upload is completed.
Continue adjusting and editing the settings for your video as desired.
For further training on how to upload a captions file or video to YouTube, please contact OIR.