[Athen] Vanishing CC button on some YouTube videos
dhayman at uw.edu
Thu Sep 13 14:51:04 PDT 2018
Took a look an one of my personal/unlisted ones that YouTube had added
auto-generated captions to and removed those. Looked at it before and
after. Had CC button prior to my edit; no longer has a CC button. Now to
see if they re-analyze the video and add it back in.
The UW one we looked at was uploaded over a year ago but perhaps they did
what you suggested, removed the faulty, auto-generated captions.
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Jess Thompson <jess.thompson at sbctc.edu>
> Hi Doug,
> Perhaps they've removed the auto-captions. I just tested that on my
> channel and the CC button disappears (closed captions show as 'off' in the
> Settings, however) if I don't have another caption file uploaded.
> They may have realized the machine-generated captions are inaccurate, so
> opted to remove them entirely rather than fix them.
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> *Subject:* [Athen] Vanishing CC button on some YouTube videos
> A while back there were a number of us that were finding YouTube videos
> lacking the CC button and at that time it turned out to be a recent YouTube
> update broke things on their end.
> Today we noticed a video lacked the CC button to toggle on/off captions
> and yet other videos on that same channel had CC button in the player along
> with either full on English captions or the auto-generated ones.
> Is there a way that a channel owner can choose to turn off or remove the
> CC button? If so, where does one do that?
> If not a channel owner choice, has anyone figured out why the CC button is
> sometimes absent?
> Looking at my personal YouTube page I see one video I made as a
> mini-tutorial for a friend learning GarageBand software lacks a CC button
> but is mostly silent or showing tweaks of music. It has no spoken section
> to get swept up by automated speech recognition to create bad captions.
> The video we were looking into here at UW does start with a bit of music
> only but does eventually have spoken English. Wondered if X-amount of
> music intro triggers the CC button to go away?
> Anyone have some suggestions around this anomaly we can then take into a
> conversation with the channel owner?
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