YouTube subtitles. How to set them automatically

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Are you looking for a guide that will show you in detail how to view the YouTube subtitles, what are they for and how to personalize them? Very well, you found it! In this in-depth study we will give you all the necessary instructions!

YouTube is a platform used by millions of people around the world, including to publish their own videos. Videos in a foreign language, however, can have a significant barrier, namely the linguistic one. And it is for this reason that subtitles exist, really useful to be able to better enjoy the vision of the contents.

So take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading, you will have a clearer picture of everything. But no more delay, let's go!

YouTube subtitles in Spanish

The function of YouTube subtitles in Spanish it is very interesting, as well as useful. It allows each user to truly understand videos in an unknown foreign language, without necessarily being a polyglot. This feature present in the platform is particularly useful with reference to those videos that are not in English (but also for those in English, if you do not know this language well).

Enabling this tool is simple and you don't have to download or install special applications on your devices. To add YouTube subtitles in our language you have to follow these steps that we are about to list:

  • log in to YouTube with your Google account by clicking on "Login" in high to destra;
  • search for the video whose subtitles you want to see;
  • click on the white rectangleor at the bottom right of the video screen;
  • press the gear icon, where a drop down menu;
  • click on "Subtitles" and select the Spanish language.

If Spanish does not appear among the various languages, just click on the item "automatic translation”And choose the language in which you want subtitling to be done. This will start the automatic subtitles.

Still in the subtitles menu, by going to the "options“, It is possible to customize their vision even more, by choosing for example the type of font to be displayed, the size, the color, etc. Among other things, you can also choose the background of the subtitles, setting their color and opacity. Using the "reset" button you can also reset the basic view. In short, it is certainly possible to customize them as you see fit (read our guide on YouTube-like sites).

Automatic YouTube subtitles

As we have seen, automatic YouTube subtitles are a very useful element, since they allow you to better understand the videos, to watch them even when it is not possible to hear the audio. Each foreign language can thus be understood, and perhaps even learned by dint of hearing and viewing it subtitled.

But if you are wondering why i YouTube subtitles don't work, then it is possible that some of the previous steps that we have indicated to you have not been completed. It should also be remembered that video subtitles are available when uploaded by the owner, or in cases where they are added automatically by YouTube.

If that doesn't happen you can add them directly yourself through a specific procedure. Subtitles sent will be analyzed and evaluated by the YouTube team: if they are approved they will be added to the video.

So in short, you can also give yourself a contribution that will be evaluated by the YouTube team itself. In this way you can contribute to the addition of subtitles that will also be used by all other users who will view that video. Not bad, right?

That said, you should now have a clear and comprehensive overview of YouTube subtitles: how to view them, how to customize them, how to add them etc. So we just have to make an appointment for the next one, in the hope that our guide has been of practical help to you. Here is an article that might interest you: How to see YouTube history

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