All videos posted on the Crimson Circle YouTube channel have, at minimum, auto-generated English captions. For many of the videos, we tidy up these automatic subtitles and send them to our volunteer translation teams to do their magic, so you can enjoy the subtitles in your language.
However, even when there are no translated subtitles available, YouTube has devised a way to translate the captions in real time!
To use this feature, open a video in YouTube and follow these simple steps:
1. Click on the Closed Captions button (CC) in the bottom right corner of the video frame
2. Click on the gear icon next to the CC button
3. Click on Subtitles/CC option in the pop-up menu and select Auto-Translate
4. Pick your language from the dropdown list and enjoy!
If you’re watching the Shoud webcast or a Cloud Class video in the Google Chrome browser, you can now have Chrome generate English captions for you as well (so far, it only works for spoken English). Here is how:
1. In the Chrome browser, click on the 3 vertical dots in the top right corner of the window
2. Select Settings
3. Click on Advanced in the left-side panel of the Settings menu
4. Select Accessibility
5. Turn on the toggle switch for Live Caption
The first time you turn this setting on, Chrome will download the speech recognition files to your device. Once downloaded English-spoken streaming content will come with auto-generated English captions at the bottom of the browser window.
This is also possible on Android phones (Android 10 or newer). To turn Live Caption on/off on your phone:
1. Press the volume button
2. Under the volume controls, tap the Live Caption button
When Live Caption is turned on, captions appear for English speech using any media playing on your phone. (For Android version 9 or older, you might have to turn this feature on in the Accessibility options in Settings.)
You can also download apps for live captioning on iPhones and other devices. Just do a search for “Live captions” in the App store.