Did you know? YouTube will automatically TRANSLATE videos. It's easy.

by talesin 2 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • talesin

    To see [insert your language here] subtitles on a YouTube video:

    1. Click on the "Subtitles" icon that is at the bottom of the vid to turn subtitles on.

    2. Click on the "Tools" icon, then select *Subtitles* from the menu to choose your language.

    Here's Google's explanation, if you want more details. You can also use Google Translate (steps are in the link) if the vid does not already have subtitles, but it doesn't always work. I couldn't listen to a Russian one the other day. Hope that's helpful.


  • slimboyfat
    I didn't know that, that's amazing. Star Trek's universal translator can't be far away. Will people bother learning other languages any more when technology becomes so efficient?
  • talesin

    I only found out about it a few weeks ago myself, SBF.

    We could only wish Earth was like it is on Star Trek. There will always be people who love to learn, but I notice that there are a lot of semi-literate people nowadays. We are being 'dumbed down', which is a shame. Sometimes, I see the future in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

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