[Athen] Adding captions to YouTube videos you don't own

Waldron, Tammy Tammy.Waldron at thechristcollege.edu
Mon Jan 30 08:43:49 PST 2017

Hello Adam,

There is a program called Amara.org that you can use. Funny thing is, you can run into copyright infringement because you don't own the video - but people are using this to make content accessible for students. They have a library too - so maybe what you are looking for is already there...



From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Adam Kosakowski
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Subject: [Athen] Adding captions to YouTube videos you don't own

Hello wise list-ers!

A professor of ours is showing a YouTube video they don't own and that doesn't have accurate captioning. We are currently working on a transcript but I definitely want to see if there is any way we can add captions to the video since that is way better than a print-out transcript. I reached out to the video's poster to ask that they enable community captioning, but haven't heard back yet. 3PlayMedia can give me access to a Caption Plugin that lets me do exactly this, but that costs however much they charge for a Pro account with them and being a private university we are looking to go as cheap as humanly possible.

Any ideas/leads?


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