How to Contribute Subtitles to Someone Else's YouTube Video

Two Methods:Sending an .txt File Directly to the YouTube UserUsing the YouTube Editor

Subtitles help expand the audience of a video. Multilingual subtitles, for example, help a number of people to understand the message of the speaker without acquiring knowledge of the speaker's language. In this article, you'll learn how to contribute subtitles to another user's video.

Method 1
Sending an .txt File Directly to the YouTube User

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    Open a text-editing software. On a Windows PC, you can open Notepad.
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    Follow the exact format. Make sure that the timestamp is correct, otherwise your subtitles might not be in sync with the video.
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    Type the subtitles. Add extra timestamps if necessary.
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    Save your work as a .txt file.
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    Send the file to the YouTube user. See Message Someone on YouTube on how to send a message.

Method 2
Using the YouTube Editor

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    Make sure the video supports this feature. Not all videos you didn't upload let you use the YouTube Editor to make subtitles. If that's the case, use the first method.
    • Click the cogwheel below the video.
    • Click the Subtitles/CC drop down menu, then check if the Add Subtitles/CC option is available.
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    Click Add Subtitles/CC.
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    Click the Add new subtitles or CC drop down menu, then select the language of the subtitle you want to add.
    • If you see English - start here to enable other languages, that means English subtitles aren't written yet. You cannot add subtitles for other languages (Spanish, for example) unless you make English subtitles first.
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    On the text box, type the subtitles.
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    Adjust the subtitles to their correct timeframe.
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    Click Submit when done.
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    Read the following message, and then click Submit.

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