The problem with Youtube’s ‘Transcribe Audio’ feature
I recently came across a feature in Youtube that’s not quite hidden but not very well advertised either.
It’s on every video: look at the grey bar that allows you to choose the resolution and switch to full-screen mode. To the left of those buttons is a smaller one marked CC, which stands for ‘closed-captioning’, or subtitles as they’re known in the UK.
It’s been around for a year or so, but unfortunately it wasn’t enormously impressive and hasn’t improved a huge amount since then. It uses speech recognition to automatically detect what’s being said – in theory.