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Subtitles for video clips

Some video on web sites, such as those embedded from a site like YouTube, can include open captions (always visible), or closed-captions (can be turned off), for users that are hard of hearing.

The most common forms of web multimedia - Flash and HTML5 Video - both support captioning. Older technologies, such a Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and RealPlayer also support captioning. The formats and techniques for authoring and implementing captions may vary based on the technology used.

 

Instructions for viewing captions on YouTube videos

Captions are only available on videos where the owner has added them, and on certain videos where YouTube automatically provides them.
If a video has captions, you can turn them on by clicking the captions icon at the bottom of the video. Depending on your location and device, the captions icon will look like ‘CC’ or a rectangular icon with lines inside it.
To turn them off, click the captions icon, then Turn Captions Off.

 

Searching for videos with captions

If you would like search results to only show videos with captions available, enable this search filter:

1. Enter your keywords in the YouTube search bar.

2. Click the Filters button.

3. Click CC (closed caption)

 

Manage default settings for captions

You can change the default settings for captions on your computer or mobile device.